Nissan and NASA create technology to charge an electric car in 15 minutes

(ORDO NEWS) — Charging speed has always been a weak point of electric vehicles. However, the situation may change soon.

Nissan is planning a breakthrough: the company wants to create cheap and high-capacity batteries that will lower the price of electric vehicles to the level of gasoline ones. NASA will help the Japanese with this

Solid state batteries are a promising alternative to lithium-ion due to their superior energy density, lower cost, and potentially much shorter charge times.

Nissan plans to team up with NASA to create such batteries for use across its entire product line, from family sedans to pickup trucks.

EV batteries with 15-minute charge

Nissan’s prototype solid-state battery plant will be located at its research center in Kanagawa, south of Tokyo.

Here, the company’s engineers and researchers will work to get the production line up and running by 2024. By 2028, they plan to bring the first solid-state battery electric vehicle to market.

For now, Nissan believes its solid fuel batteries will cost $75 per kilowatt-hour, but after 2028, that figure should drop to around $65 per kilowatt-hour.

According to the company, this should lead to the fact that electric vehicles will cost about the same as gasoline ones.

Along with the construction of this plant, Nissan also plans to join forces with NASA to develop a solid-state battery architecture.

The partnership also plans to involve researchers at the University of California, San Diego, to develop a battery about half the size of a modern electric vehicle battery that can be fully charged in just 15 minutes.

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