Solid Power installs pilot production line for all-solid-state EV cells

Solid-state battery cell developer Solid Power has finished installing a pilot production line for making EV battery cells. The company says the all-solid-state cells will be sulfide-based, and will include anodes with more than 50% active silicon. They will be rated from 60 to 100 Ah.

The company plans to perform internal testing on the cells before delivering them to BMW and Ford for automotive qualification testing by the end of 2022.

The pilot production line is automated, and the company says it is “purpose-designed to mimic established lithium-ion manufacturing to reduce commercial risk.”

“Over the coming quarters, we will work to bring the EV cell pilot line up to its full operational capability, and look forward to delivering EV-scale all-solid-state cells to our partners later this year,” says Solid Power CEO Doug Campbell.

The company expects the pilot line’s full capacity to be 300 cells per week or 15,000 cells per year, and anticipates that a majority of these will be used for automotive qualification testing.

Source: Solid Power