Tuesday January 10, 2017

Samsung EV Battery Gets 300+ Miles Of Range From 20-Minute Charge

This is an interesting development toward the practicality of future EVs, as Tesla’s superchargers take half an hour to charge and only provide 170 miles of range in comparison. But let the jokes and fiery consequences begin…

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Samsung’s SDI battery subsidiary announced a new battery cell designed for use in electric vehicles that offers improved density to manage a max range of up to 372 miles on a full charge, with a quick charge capacity that will help it regain 310 miles or so of charge on just 20 minutes of charging. Unveiled at the North American International Auto Show for the first time, the new battery tech come with a 10 percent decrease in the number of units and weight required vs. current production battery units made by Samsung SDI. Mass production isn’t set to begin until 2021, but the tech should arrive in time to supply the first crop of autonomous cars, which are also targeting street dates sometime within that year from a range of manufacturers.

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