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Mercedes: Solid-State Batteries "May Not Be Necessary"

14 Jan 2024 | Abstracted from Autocar

"Markus Schafer...said improvements to the energy density of lithium ion batteries had been 'unexpected' to the point where they could end up being "neck and neck" with solid-state batteries in terms of cost and energy density.

"He conceded there is a safety advantage to solid-state technology but developments are expected in lithium technology too...Schafer also dismissed ultra-fast charging as a way of getting smaller batteries into electric cars, because range anxiety is still prevalent among buyers..."



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