Fisker is an electric car manufacturer that makes luxury EVs.
Now, CEO Henrik Fisker claims that the company is on the verge of a breakthrough with its solid-state battery technology.
In an interview with Inc.com, the carmaker explained the range potential of its battery technology.
With the size of battery pack we have made room for, we could get as much as a 750-kilometre [466-mile] range,” said Henrik Fisker.
“We can create a one-minute charge up to 80 percent,” Fisker added.
“It all depends on what we decide the specific performance and chemistry of the battery should be.”
Solid-state batteries differ from lithium-ion, which is standard in electric cars, as they contain no liquid.
Because they have no liquid they have very low resistance, which is key to rapid charging.
However, one drawback of the batteries is the limited surface area which means they have low electrode-current density and limited power.
Current solid-state battery technology cannot generate enough power to move a car, are unable to be manufactured on a large sale and also work poorly in lower temperatures.
Fisker’s chief battery engineer says that the company has solved this issues by creating a multi-dimensional battery.
“What our scientists have created is the three-dimensional solid-state battery, which we also call a bolt battery,” says Fisker.
“They’re thicker, and have over 25 times the surface that a thin-film battery has.
“That has allowed us to create enough power to move a vehicle.”
Due to the advancements in the technology Fisker is aiming to bring it to market by 2020, three years earlier than the proposed 2023 market launch.
“We’re actually ahead of where we expected to be,” Fisker said to Inc.com.
“We have built batteries with better results quicker than we thought.”
Not only can the battery pack deliver more power than a lithium-ion equivalent it is also said to be half the weight.
The carmaker also said the EMotion will have the same space as a BMW 7 Series, 140kWh battery pack and produce 775bhp.