Nissan: “We have to come up with a solid state battery first.”  It will be ready in 5 years – Information

Nissan: “We have to come up with a solid state battery first.” It will be ready in 5 years – Information

A new mass-produced model with solid-state batteries will be launched in 2028. It will offer three times more charging, twice the energy density, longer range… and will be very important for Nissan.

April 5, 2023

LThe next big evolution in front of electric cars is definitely wireless charging and solid state batteries. Finally, it seems that something is moving very quickly: Nissan said it plans to bring an electric vehicle with solid-state batteries (also known as “ASSB”) into production and on the market by 2028 – which, unfortunately, is “only” 5 years away.

This type of accumulator allows greater freedom, shorter recharging time and also reduces fire hazards, but so far some issues related to the production cost and lifetime of these batteries need to be resolved. At the moment, other brands – including Ford, BMW and Toyota – are working on this technology with the intention of presenting several test versions by 2025, but Nissan has gone further in confirming the arrival on the stock car market with batteries of this type.

2028: two-way turning point

PThroughout the month of February, Nissan organized an exhibition called “Next time” at the International Headquarters Gallery in Yokohama, Japan, whose exhibition addressed how the Japanese brand would commit to the coveted concept of sustainable future mobility. And it is precisely here that the question of solid-state batteries was addressed, from which it turned out that we can see a mass-produced car with a new generation of solid-state batteries by 2028.

According to the report LorryIndustrial plans for the creation of this car include a production of the first batteries by 2025development and design to be completed by 2026 and the first car factory by 2028.

David MossNissan’s Senior Vice President of Research and Development in Europe commented on the matter in an interview with Autocar:

“We think we have something very special, and we are part of the leading group in this technology. We want to reduce the cost by 50% compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries, double their energy density and provide three times the power and speed of charging.”

At the same time, Nissan will not give up completely on the lithium-ion front: According to Moss in the same report, the Japanese company plans to introduce a new generation lithium battery to the market in the coming years as well as a cobalt-free lithium-ion accumulator in 2028 – and this, apparently, would reduce the production costs of the batteries usually up to 65%.

Basic characteristics of Nissan

funtil a few years ago, Nissan was the undisputed leader in front of widely available electric cars, above all thanks to A leaf which was really ahead of its time. But then delay in the launch of Ariya and a large number of competing models born in the last few years have done lose that leadership acquired by Leaf since the end of 2010.

Now, then, to finish first in the race for solid state batteries it will mean a big return to the top of the technological front for Nissanensuring a superior customer experience and re-creating a strong consumer love for the Japanese brand.

After all, Moss is also particularly confident that it is technology itself will bring about change:

“If we can charge electricity at three times the speed, what is the difference from filling up with petrol? We still don’t know what the battery reduction will be when it reaches steady state, but maybe we will offer two versions, one of which is aimed at those who want to have a lot of freedom … but if we can recharge as fast as we fill up, do you need a really big battery?”