The first Mercedes experimental vehicles equipped with solid-state batteries developed together with ProLogium are expected to be introduced in the coming years. The cooperation signed between the two companies has as its first objective to agree on a roadmap that foresees the integration of solid state battery technology on the models of the star brand in the second half of the decade. Mercedes has long been ready to offer a portfolio of cars equipped with pure electric powetrains by 2030. By then the new batteries could be the upgrade of all future EVs.
Mercedes accelerates on battery development
By cooperating with companies developing solid state battery technology, Mercedes is accelerating research and development activities, promoting further technological leaps in the field of batteries and continuously expanding the network of high-level market partners to secure the ” access to the most up-to-date solutions currently available. Furthermore, on the basis of a commitment in research and development for solid state batteries and the resulting production know-how, ProLogium is the partner that will guarantee Mercedes the role of leader in new battery technology.
Solid state batteries increasingly crucial
Under the agreement, Mercedes will take a seat on the ProLogium board of directors. The investment planned by the Stuttgart brand will also be used to support the development of technology and ProLogium’s plans to develop a future production hub in Europe as well. As is known, solid state battery cells are one of the key levers to determine both the cost and the scalability of the sustainable offensive and in addition also the energy density in the battery sector intended to equip electric vehicles soon to be introduced on the markets. international.
The technical specifications of future batteries
It should be noted that the electrolyte of the solid-state accumulators allows the use of materials with high storage capacity, as well as guaranteeing high ionic conductivity and at the same time greater chemical stability. The innovative materials and design of solid-state batteries could almost double the autonomy of current conventional lithium-ion cells in the next few years. A crucial factor at the basis of the increasingly large-scale diffusion of sustainable mobility already widely started in recent years, but which will require technical solutions capable of accelerating the timing of launch.