Daimler is making huge strides in battery technology – with in-house battery R&D complemented by close partnerships with key strategic partners CATL, Farasis and Sila Nano.
In the next 5 to 10 years, we’ll see a $50 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium ion (Li-ion) battery cell that’s capable of fast charging, 10,000+ cycles, 1 million+ miles, a 30 year calendar life, and produced with abundant raw materials found all around the world and recycled.
Gene Berdichevsky, who in 2004 became the seventh employee hired by Tesla, says big carmakers have underestimated how many different innovations have gone into the company’s technology. He puts the performance advantage of Tesla’s Model 3 over Jaguar’s electric I-Pace at about 30 per cent.
Julia Chatterley speaks with CEO Gene Berdichevsky live on CNN outlining how Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. version will provide a 20-40% improvement versus current batteries & will soon be used in smartphones, laptops and electric vehicles in the next decade.