In a groundbreaking announcement, Horizon High Tech, a prominent Chinese manufacturer, has revealed plans for an extraordinary new battery set to hit mass production in 2024. This cutting-edge EV battery is built on advanced technology. It promises an astounding range of up to 1,000 kilometers on a single charge. And an unprecedented lifespan of two million kilometers.
Named the manganese-doped L600-LMFP Astroinno. This EV battery boasts an impressive capacity to endure 4 thousand full cycles under normal room conditions. Even under high-temperature conditions. It can sustain 1,800 cycles, while an astonishing 1,500 cycles are achievable during rapid 19-minute charging sessions. Such exceptional longevity signifies that this EV battery can easily outlast the wear and tear of two million kilometers before exhibiting any signs of deterioration.
To put this achievement into perspective, a normal Australian car covers approximately 15,000 kilometers per year. Consequently, it would take an astonishing 130 years of average driving to accumulate two million kilometers. A testament to the unrivaled efficiency and endurance of this remarkable battery pack.
Gotion High-Tech, the battery’s developer, reveals that its single-cell density stands at an impressive 240 Wh/kg. Innovations in battery design have significantly enhanced the overall energy density of the pack. Making a 1,000-kilometer range feasible using this highly durable chemistry.
Dr. Qian, the exec-president of Gotion High-Tech’s international business division, further elaborates on the battery’s exceptional attributes. Notably, the Astroinno L600-LMFP battery cell has successfully passed all types of safety tests. And possesses a weight power thickness of 240 Wh/kg and a volume power viscosity of 525 Wh/L. It exhibits a cycle life of 400 times at room temperature and an impressive 1,800 times under high-temperature conditions.
Additionally, Gotion High-Tech released an insightful video showcasing the chemistry, pack design, and the battery’s safety and thermal properties. Dr. Cheng highlights the substantial progress made in the volumetric cell-to-pack ratio. Reaching an impressive 76% with the adoption of the L600 cell. Furthermore, the system energy density now stands at 190 Wh/kg. Surpassing the pack energy density of existing bulk-produced NCM (stands for Nickel, Cobalt, and Manganese) cells.
While lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) technology has gained market recognition in recent years, the energy viscosity expansion of bulk-produced LFP batteries has encountered limitations. To overcome these hurdles, the development of manganese-doped lithium iron Manganese phosphate (LMFP) emerged as a solution, signaling a breakthrough in battery chemistry.
Weight and volume reduction were also pivotal considerations in the design of this Astroinno-battery pack. Gotion High-Tech incorporated a minimalist approach and a sandwich-structure dual-sided liquid chilling technology. This design innovation effectively reduced the number of structural parts by an impressive 45% and significantly lightened the weight of these components by nearly 32%.
The implications of such long-lasting batteries extend beyond individual vehicle owners. With this unprecedented longevity, ride-sharing services and the concept of “Transport as a Service” (Taas) gain exciting new possibilities.
Transportation as a Service has the potential to reduce the cost of per-mile transportation by an astonishing 10 to 20 times, making vehicle ownership impractical for most individuals struggling to make ends meet.
This breakthrough in electric vehicle battery technology marks a significant turning point for the industry. The remarkable performance and longevity of the Astroinno battery have the potential to reshape the transportation landscape, paving the way for a greener, more efficient future. With the advent of such transformative advancements, we eagerly anticipate the positive impact they will have on our lives and the world around us.