Stellantis completes the investment in Factorial. Solid state batteries in 2026


Stellantis aims to introduce solid state battery technology by 2026 . To achieve this ambitious goal, the Group has announced an important partnership with Factorial Energy which has developed a technology that on paper should guarantee safe and reliable performance.

The company's proprietary FEST (Factorial Electrolyte System Technology) technology exploits a solid electrolytic material that guarantees safe and reliable performance thanks to high capacity cells; with cathode and anodic materials. L & rsquo; electrolyte FEST & egrave; been successfully applied in 40Ah cells, it works at room temperature and can use most of the existing equipment for the production of lithium-ion batteries.

The agreement also included a strategic investment of Stellantis in this company. Now, the automaker has made it known that it has completed this investment which is; was also carried out by other realities. Factorial will use the new funds to accelerate the commercial production and diffusion of its solid-state battery technology. Siyu Huang , Ph.D, CEO of Factorial Energy, commented:

We continue to move fast towards the goal of providing our customers with solid state battery technology on a large scale for the automotive sector. This financing will allow us & agrave; not only to advance research and development, but also to optimize the size of our team and invest in new facilities to guide commercial production.

Stellantis has also added a few small additional details of this partnership highlighting that Factorial is building a pilot production plant which will allow to implement large-format cell manufacturing and build batteries for customer testing. The factory will be located in the New England region and the start of construction is expected for the first months of 2022.

Solid state technology has been talking a lot lately. Many manufacturers are interested in having it since, on paper, it allows electric cars to make an important leap forward in terms of autonomy and charging. For the moment, for & ograve ;, & egrave; still all alone on paper. Although many companies speak of a period between 2024 and 2026 for the launch, it will be; to see if the technology will really have; of a maturity acceptable for mass production or if, on the other hand, you need to & agrave; wait several more years to refine it as CATL thinks.

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