Fisker shows new battery tech with a 500 mile range and a 1-minute charge time

The electric car maker has made some very bold claims about its new solid-state battery technology, and it could be here in just a few short years

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Has the future arrived without us even realising? American electric carmaker Fisker certainly seems to think so. They are claiming to have patented an all-new solid-state battery that gives a 500-mile range and recharges in just one minute.

This new battery setup features a new three-dimensional structure that increases the surface area contained within the batteries. This according to Fisker, increases the energy density to 2.5 times more than the newest lithium-ion batteries. This design also helps overcome the usual drawbacks suffered by solid-state setups of vulnerability to low temperatures and low power output.

The new future explained

The new future explained

Being new technology means new complexities with Fisker saying that this new battery tech is unlikely to make it into a car you can actually drive until sometime after 2023. When it does arrive, Fisker claim that it could lead to electric cars being capable of recharging at the same time it takes to fill up a modern cars fuel tank.

Not to mention the even bolder claim is that these new batteries will cost less than a third of the price when compared the current leading Lithium-ion units.

So, it’s cheaper, far more efficient, and reliable for daily use but don’t start saving just your cash just yet. Fisker has mentioned that there are various ‘technical bottlenecks’ before this tech gets to production meaning the wait for quickly usable electric tech goes on.

What are your thoughts on the claimed tech from Fisker? Is it the future of just science fiction? Let us know in the comments.

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  • And it is available with a 220 volts charger?

    Or you just plug it in at the nearest nuclear reactor?

      3 years ago
  • The only battery technology you can charge that fast without owning a nuclear plant is the flow battery. You just drain anode and cathode fluids from it and fill with fresh ones. Then you need to pour the old fluids into a charger and let it process them overnight so you can refill the next day. Let's wait until this tech is mature and compact enough to put into a car.

      3 years ago
  • Someone make sure these dudes don't get assassinated

      3 years ago
  • I call vapor ware

      3 years ago
  • there have been battery claims of all kinds about how fast the charging and how slow it can discharge and also the self-discharge part. what matters is not the speed of the charge as much as the life cycle of the battery. if you want some high-end batteries they exist but not even close to production ready for you to stick in a car or even a converted one. you need charge stations with the same level power as an electric railway. it is much better to find a way to extract all the available energy in methane without burning it than going nuts on carbon or lithium.

      3 years ago
    • This. Longevity is the issue. EVs will never have parity with IC vehicles until the power storage lasts as long as a fuel tank without having to be swapped out every four to five years at huge expense, both financial and environmental.

        3 years ago