The largest automaker in China, SAIC, intends to release its first solid-state battery-powered vehicle as early as 2025, citing a Chinese news source. Since July of last year, the company has been collaborating intensively with QingTao Energy Development, and it looks like their combined efforts are bearing fruit.
Unfortunately, SAIC withheld any information about the battery’s capability, energy density, or any other specifications. However, the automaker has stated that it is attempting to mass build a solid-state battery having a minimum range of 1,000 km and 4C fast-charging technology. This indicates that it will take the battery 15 minutes to fully charge.
While solid-state batteries aren’t yet a reality, news concerning the cutting-edge technology is appearing more frequently. Just a few months prior, QuantumScape announced a breakthrough, Xiaomi boasted a success, and Samsung was also making strides.