During the company’s recent inauguration of its Renningen research campus, head of battery technology R&D Dr. Thorsten Ochs revealed more information about the company’s goals for Seeo’s solid-state battery. The Germany-based part maker is aiming for a 50 kWh pack to weight only 190 kg.
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Aside from Tesla’s, most production electric vehicles today are equipped with 20 to 30 kWh battery packs.Of course it’s not enough to increase the energy density to reduce the weight, the company is also aiming at bringing the cost down and allowing for quick charging.
“Our new batteries should be capable of being loaded to 75 percent in less than 15 minutes,” Ochs says.
Bosch expects to have a commercially available version of its recently acquired solid-state battery technology within 5 years.