Swiss startup has developed an EV battery with a 1,000km range

Innolith AG could revolutionise the usability of electric vehicles going forward

04 April 2019 - 18:56
By AFP Relaxnews
Innolith opts for inorganic materials to power their EVs instead of organic materials.
Image: Supplied Innolith opts for inorganic materials to power their EVs instead of organic materials.

Innolith AG has announced the development of a 1,000 Wh/kg rechargeable EV battery that could drive electric cars 1,000km on a single charge. 

On Thursday, Innolith AG, a Swiss startup specialising in rechargeable inorganic battery technology, revealed that a non-flammable, lithium-based electric vehicle battery capable of offering cars a 1,000km range is in development at its German laboratories. 

The key difference between the design of the high-density Innolith Energy Battery and that of more traditional batteries is that the Innolith iteration uses an inorganic electrolyte to power the battery instead of an organic one. This option is non-flammable and helps "enable batteries to reach cell-level energy content values that have never been possible before". 

Tesla models are among the highest performing electric models on the market right now with some of the most impressive ranges; however, the Model S has a maximum range of 540km, the Model 3 has a range of 523km, and the Model X has a range of 475km. Swapping out the Tesla battery for an Innolith Energy Battery could basically double the range of the whole lineup.  

The battery will be first brought to the German market through an initial pilot production, after which it will be available to licensing partners with battery and automotive companies. Innolith AG expects the time it will take to bring the battery from idea to commercial product will be from three to five years.