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We know: The future of the automotive industry is electric. Car manufacturers work hard to make this clear and to create vehicles that help them achieve their goals Carbon neutrality In their products and activities, they offer customers electric vehicles that meet their quality and price expectations. . Nissan The Japanese carmaker has announced the opening of a plant where one Solid-state battery The electric car that will be produced could signify a significant change for the market.
Currently most electric car batteries are used Lithium-ion And there are multiple issues that have hampered the development of the electric automotive market: they are heavy, take a long time to charge, energy concentration is very low (i.e., energy is not long lasting), they cannot be 100% charged or discharged and moreover, They are expensive. Solid-state batteries, on the other hand, offer more energy storage which translates to greater autonomy, shorter charging time, and lower cost.
The problem is that so far there are only prototypes for batteries based on this technology. Nissan will open a pilot production line at the Yokohama City plant to build a prototype of the battery. According to the company, by 2028 it could launch a battery that provides a vehicle operating cost of $ 65 kWh, which would keep it on par with petrol vehicles.
Kunio Nakaguro , Vice President in charge of Research and Development, explained: “Nissan has led electrification technology through extensive research and development activities; Creating safe, high-performance electric vehicles from the study of battery components at the molecular level. Our initiative even includes the development of cities using electric vehicles as storage batteries. ”
Nissan is the maker of the LEAF, a compact car that debuted in 2010 to conquer the market; Since then, no other electric cars have been released, though Nissan Aria About hitting the market.
The organization joined Race to Zero last summer, a UN campaign aimed at reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050.