Japanese carmaker Nissan recently revealed its prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028.
All-solid-state batteries are expected to significantly accelerate popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), according to Nissan. With an energy density approximately twice that of conventional lithium-ion batteries, the solid-state batteries also offer significantly shorter charging time and lower cost due to less expensive component materials.
Nissan plans to begin producing an EV with the all-solid-state battery at its Yokohama Plant in fiscal 2024. The company believes all-solid-state batteries can be reduced to $75 per kWh in fiscal 2028 and to $65 per kWh thereafter, matching the cost level of gasoline-powered vehicles.
Nissan expects to use all-solid-state batteries in a wide range of vehicle segments, including pickup trucks.
“The knowledge gained from our experience supports the development of all-solid-state batteries, and we’ve accumulated important elemental technologies,” said Kunio Nakaguro, Nissan executive vice president, R&D, “Going forward, our R&D and manufacturing divisions will continue to work together to utilize this prototype production facility and accelerate the practical application of all-solid-state batteries."