Honda recently revealed some new battery technology that could be a game-changer for the company and the industry as a whole. The brand’s upcoming EVs are planned to be powered by an all-new solid-state battery.
The new solid-state battery will be 50% lighter than a lithium-ion battery. Solid-state batteries are built with a solid electrolyte and solid electrodes, but lithium-ion batteries have a liquid center. The solid structure allows for higher energy outputs, plus improves the cycling performance of the batteries. They can also be produced at a faster pace because the solid components need no extra preparation, unlike the liquid ones.