A new technology spun out from MIT, SolidEnergy Systems is about the boost the future of batteries. The company is promising to double the life of the battery of basic lithium ion batteries and will offer smaller batteries with the power of bigger cells.
So how is this significant to automobiles and how is it important? Mainly, it is better than the current technology of batteries and can maintain an energy density of 400 Watt Hours Per Kilogram (Wh/kg), it is non-flammable, and can be manufactured inside existing factories.
This will make the batteries on your car ultralight and will help boost the autonomous technology on cars with better efficiency.
Qichao Hum founded the company while at the MIT and created the technology in beta last year. The technology is not just for cars, but for cell phones, and drones as well, basically this is the third-generation of the battery.
The company has raised $12 million in 2015 and will be going to market in November 2016. They will first bring the technology in cell phone batteries in 2017 and then will be seen in cars and drones in 2018.
The manufacturing of the third-generation batteries has begun in a factory in Woburn, Massachusetts, which is as big as the wing of a Boeing 747.