The pilot production of solid-state batteries from VW and Quantumscape with a capacity of 1 GWh is to start in Salzgitter as early as 2023. This production capacity is sufficient for 20,000 cars and means entry into large-scale production. It will possibly be the decisive quantum leap that can bring battery electric vehicles to market leadership for decades. Because the advantages of the solid-state battery are manifold:
- much faster loading times
- a longer service life
- less weight
- less space required
In connection with other leap technologies such as 3D printing and high-level integration of electronic components, there are also almost unlimited possibilities for further technology leaps in the drive. The developers of the next generations can let off steam.