The solid-state batteries are the future of modern electronics. With capabilities like fast charging, longevity, and endurance these batteries will carry an immense change to the electronics industry. With that said, the technology is still new, and it is far away from a consumer-ready product.
To our surprise, our resources claim that a Chinese startup is already mass producing the solid-state batteries. Qing Tao Energy Development Co. from the technical Tsinghua University has already deployed a production line in East China. Well, the production line is capable of producing 100MWh worth of cells per year.
Representatives at the company say, that the company plans to ramp up the production to 700MWh by 2020. Interestingly, a single unit of battery has an energy density of 400Wh/kg, which is more than 30% increase over the latest generation lithium-ion batteries that cap at around 250-300Wh/kg.
Details on the Cost and the mass production reaching the consumer market are still unknown. We expect the solid-state batteries to reach out soon in the consumer market.