Well, according to Industry sources there are reports of a Chinese startup that may have found a way to produce solid-state batteries in bulk. The firm’s name is Qing Tao Energy Development Co. Ltd that comes from the technical Tsinghua University in China. The firm is led by Nan Cewen, who is also a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and has invested One Billion Yuan on the solid-state battery project. The production line has become operational in the city of Kunshan in East China’s Jiangsu Province.
Solid state batteries can solve all the problems related to fast charging, longevity and other aspects of batteries. Unlike the current lithium-ion generation of batteries, solid-states have no liquid that can leak so they are safer, and they also have the capacity to hold a far greater charge.
The production line is capable of producing 0.1 GWh solid-state batteries per year, which have an energy density of over 400 Wh/kg.
Mr. Nan announced that the batteries would first be utilized on special equipment and high-end digital products.
He also said that the company has engaged with many of the large automobiles manufacturers to produce batteries for electric vehicles by 2020. The company was founded in the year 2014 with many Ph.D. graduates from Tsinghua University with the insight on the market prospect for solid-state battery technologies in the country.