So has anyone got any kind of roadmap in the back of their mind on where batteries are going?
A round up of what they believe might actually come in new battery technology?
This thread is almost 11years old now and you can go back 10 years and read posts promising ridiculous stuff like 800Wh/KG 20,000cycles and 800c-rates with mass production in 3 years time.. which would mean these amazing new batteries have been mass produced for the last 7 years but no ones seen or heard from them.
I was just reading about Elon Musk having his own design/dream for a VTOL electric plane, says that such a system becomes possible once battery energy density reaches over 400 Wh/kg, while his Tesla vehicles are believed to be currently powered by battery cells with ~250 Wh/kg.
So googling around for 400Wh/kg in news comes up with interesting stuff, but its rare to get a mass production release date.
This Sion Power’s Licerion Lithium Battery did come up with a 400Wh/kg promise, funded by BASF and mass production date of late 2018!
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/04/02/is ... iting-for/
But its problem is that you only get 150cycles, so its only good for very rich/expensive application needs like military UAV.
https://c1cleantechnicacom-wpengine.net ... hium-1.png
And this is something I actually like to see in these very high spec battery promises, that is low production even if it's so expensive its only for military UAVs or to fly Bill Gates around in an electric air-craft. I am SURE there is a market, for ridiculously expensive high-performance batteries, thats why when I see these amazing specs I don't believe them because I am sure someone
is willing to pay for it even if its 0.1% of the market.
I absolutely hate the high spec claims but never ever any production even if its for military/satellite market, because it makes it hard to believe it was ever real at all.
So even though Sion Power’s Licerion is kind of useless for ebikes/cars/flying-car mass-market in its current form at the very least its coming.
Does anyone know of anything else that has some pretty impressive battery specs thats actually got a production release date?