Electric Vehicles: Nissan Developing Lighter And Safer Battery That Charges In Minutes Instead Of Hours

Swarajya Staff

Apr 09, 2022, 12:23 PM | Updated 12:23 PM IST

EV Battery (Representative image)
EV Battery (Representative image)

Japanese automaker Nissan is working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to make batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) that are lighter, safer and can be charged quicker.

This all-solid-state battery is slated to be a substitute for the presently used lithium-ion batteries. It can be entirely charged in 15 minutes and will be half the size of the current batteries, which take several hours to charge fully.

“Both NASA and Nissan need the same kind of battery,” Nissan’s senior executive Kazuhiro Doi was quoted in a report by The Economic Times. This collaboration also includes the involvement of the University of California San Diego.

The overall goal is to reportedly avoid the use of rare metals required for lithium-ion batteries.

The two organisations are using the ‘original material informatics platform’ to test several combinations and therefore assess what would work best amongst thousands of materials.

Nissan’s executive vice-president Kunio Nakaguro affirmed that the concerned battery is showing promises of becoming a complete game-changer.

General Motors Co, Ford Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp and Volkswagen are also working on all-solid-state batteries.

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