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BMW plans to incorporate Sila’s silicon anode technology in a plug-in electric vehicle by 2023 – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
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Christopher Mims, Wall Street Journal

BMW plans to incorporate Sila’s silicon anode technology in a plug-in electric vehicle by 2023, says a company spokesman. BMW expects an increase of 10% to 15% in battery pack capacity in a single leap. While this is the same technology destined for mobile electronics, the higher volumes and higher safety demands of the auto industry means slower implementation there. In 2017, BMW announced it would invest 200 million euros in its own battery research center.

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