Worst of all is their efficiency... An electric Smart For Two Cabrio needs more energy than a Model 3 (and even the Model S I believe)…The battery gap will converge in the next two or three years as all manufacturers hit the 300Wh/kg and 1kW/kg barrier.
Funny how the Germans are still at a meager 180Wh/kg in 2019 when Tesla already got 270Wh/kg in 2017. That's a 50% gap. I would never consider an EQC, e-Tron, or an I-Pace because their technology is just embarrassing. 2425kg for a compact-size SUV is laughable.
If these people just developed a SSB at those specs, I would say they are a couple of years behind the curve.Maybe Toyota will surprise us next year. Until then, I'm not even going BEV shopping since right now there's just too many compromises in the sub $60k CAD market. The LR AWD Tesla Model 3 is about $65k but after that NextGen Germany fiasco, I would be unwilling to be a guinea pig even with the seven day return window.
Imec doubles energy density of its solid-state Li-metal batteries to 400 Wh/liter
Imec, a research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, digital and energy technologies and partner in EnergyVille—a collaboration between the Flemish research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt—has developed a solid-state Li-metal battery cell with an energy density of 400 Wh/liter at...www.greencarcongress.com
Some of that's a real gap, and some of that's that Tesla is willing to push the batteries very hard even though it shortens the battery life and increases the risk of fires.Funny how the Germans are still at a meager 180Wh/kg in 2019 when Tesla already got 270Wh/kg in 2017. That's a 50% gap
Tesla's OTA will slowly release capacity from the buffer so that capacity will appear not being compromised after all those fast charging and abuse.Some of that's a real gap, and some of that's that Tesla is willing to push the batteries very hard even though it shortens the battery life and increases the risk of fires.
18650 cells are technically worse than prismatic because of lower packaging efficiency (more material and space on the casing). The reason Tesla chose them is ease of manufacturing. They switched to 2170 to catch up on packaging. In the long term most manufacturers are investing in prismatic cells, especially in preparation for solid state.Knowing the ChDM PHV's are getting Panasonic/Tesla's 18650 cells does brings my hopes up as they're clearly ahead of the pack.
Do you have any information regarding yours CHR EV?
Please make it at least something around a Lexus CT, not another small crossover crap similar to a Renault Captur... If this new wave of cars (Corolla, Camry, ES) proved something is that a properly built car still sells very well and can take some buyers from a SUV!Must just be a concept hatch if the UX will be the first Lexus BEV
Luxury brand's first electric car will be unveiled in concept form later this month; takes inspiration from 2015 conceptwww.autocar.co.uk