BMW ‘confident’ it can win-solid-state battery race

Car manufacturers are in a race against time to develop next-generation batteries and electric systems provide a competitive advantage, according to BMW, the previous head of marketing, Ian Robertson.

Currently, the electric cars for sale deliver largely the same range and performance, the pricing is not affected by other aspects of the vehicle. However, Robertson believes that some car manufacturers are on the threshold of breakthroughs that could be a shift in the skills and earn the edge over the competition. “We believe that the next steps in the development will, in turn, of batteries of a raw material into something more of a technical advantage,” said Robertson.

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“Finally, the advantage that it is likely to be out of it, but it will be a time where the battery capacity is a decisive factor in the election.

“Today, car buyers choose a Motor based on various factors – its power, its economy, its sophistication. Some are better than others, and it will be a time, where the customer will have the choice between battery performance in a similar way.” BMW has to sell a long-term partnership with Toyota in the development of battery and hydrogen technology, the did the latter revealed his plans to, solid-state batteries by about 2025. Solid-state batteries have the potential to deliver more power than lithium-ion ones, which, while smaller and potentially cheaper in time.

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“I’m confident with where we are,” said Robertson. “Solid-state batteries are already in the laboratory, but it is in the production incredibly difficult.”

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