Nikola Corporation is set to unveil details on its new battery innovation which has the ability to double the range of hydrogen-electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles globally.
The battery, which will be showcased at the upcoming Nikola World 2020 event, holds a record energy density of 1,100 watt-hours per kg on the material level and 500 watt-hours per kg on the production cell level.
“This is the biggest advancement we have seen in the battery world,” said Trevor Milton, Nikola Motor Company CEO.
“We are not talking about small improvements; we are talking about doubling your cell phone battery capacity. We are talking about doubling the range of battery electric vehicles and hydrogen-electric vehicles around the world.
The Nikola prototype cell is the first battery that removes binder material and current collectors, enabling more energy storage within the cell. The new technology is also environmentally friendly and easy to recycle.
“Nikola is in discussions with customers for truck orders that could fill production slots for more than ten years and propel Nikola to become the top truck manufacturer in the world in terms of revenue. Now the question is, why not share it with the world?
Earlier this month, Nikola entered into a letter of intent to acquire a world-class battery engineering team to help bring the new battery to pre-production. Through the acquisition, Nikola will gain 15 PhDs and five master’s degree team members. Further details of the acquisition will not be disclosed until Nikola World 2020.
The official date of Nikola World 2020 will soon be announced.