Factorial Delivers B-Samples of Lithium-Metallic Strong-State Battery Cells to Mercedes-Benz

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  • This marks the world’s first introduced B-sample supply of solid-state battery cells to a world automaker
  • Factorial’s solid-state batteries can considerably enhance the vary and efficiency of electrical autos, whereas decreasing general car price
  • The corporate leverages current lithium-ion battery manufacturing processes and provide chains to supply its solid-state batteries, which may streamline the B-sample validation section and speed up development towards sequence manufacturing of passenger EVs

WOBURN, Massachusetts — Factorial Inc. (Factorial), an business chief within the improvement of solid-state battery know-how for electrical car (EV) functions, at this time introduced the supply of B-samples of its 106+Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery cells to Mercedes-Benz as a part of their ongoing joint improvement settlement. This milestone marks the world’s first introduced B-sample cargo of solid-state battery cells to a world automotive OEM, showcasing progress towards product maturity and the sequence manufacturing of passenger EVs outfitted with Factorial’s solid-state battery know-how.

Factorial has manufactured 1000’s of large-format solid-state batteries and shipped over 1,000 100+Ah solid-state battery cells to Mercedes-Benz as a part of the A-sample section, highlighting its capability to supply excessive volumes of superior battery cells. The B-samples will probably be built-in into modules and battery packs for intensive testing and optimization. This important section entails validating the module and pack designs towards Mercedes-Benz’s strict efficiency specs. Moreover, this step will verify the robustness of Factorial’s provide chain and its manufacturing processes, guaranteeing scalability for future car testing.

“We’re thrilled to advance to the B-sample section and to mark this milestone with a world automotive chief like Mercedes-Benz,” mentioned Siyu Huang, CEO and Co-Founding father of Factorial. “This swift development from A-sample to B-sample supply in beneath a yr highlights Factorial’s fast innovation capabilities and we proceed to push the envelope to speed up the adoption of solid-state batteries within the automotive sector. As a U.S. cell maker, we consider our excessive power density cell will assist construct extra environment friendly and sustainable autos that can set new requirements for electrical car vary, price and efficiency globally.”

The solid-state battery cells make the most of Factorial’s proprietary FEST® (Factorial Electrolyte System Expertise) platform that features a lithium-metal anode, which is the lightest steel on earth and allows the excessive power density of 391Wh/kg. Factorial’s batteries are manufactured utilizing current gear from lithium-ion battery manufacturing, requiring minimal modifications. This strategy can streamline the manufacturing validation course of and considerably cut back long-term working prices.

“We’re dedicated to main in progressive battery applied sciences, and our partnership with Factorial is a major a part of this technique,” mentioned Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Administration at Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Chief Expertise Officer. “These B-sample batteries give us the chance to additional validate this next-generation battery know-how with the purpose of enhancing vary and efficiency, decreasing general car prices, and providing probably the most fascinating electrical autos to our clients.”

This milestone establishes Factorial as a pivotal know-how associate for main automakers pursuing battery innovation to advance their EV portfolios. Along with Mercedes-Benz, Factorial has joint improvement agreements with Stellantis and Hyundai Motor Firm and Kia Company.

About Factorial Inc.

Based and headquartered in the US, Factorial is creating breakthrough solid-state batteries that supply longer vary per cost and elevated security and goal to be cost-competitive with typical lithium-ion batteries. The corporate’s proprietary FEST® (Factorial Electrolyte System Expertise) leverages a stable electrolyte materials, which has the potential to allow secure and dependable cell efficiency with high-capacity cathode and anode supplies. FEST® has been scaled in 100+Ah cells, works at room temperature, and is appropriate with current lithium-ion battery manufacturing gear. The corporate has entered into joint improvement agreements with Mercedes-Benz, Stellantis, and Hyundai Motor Firm. Extra info might be discovered at www.factorialenergy.com. © 2024 Factorial Inc. All rights reserved. Factorial, the Factorial brand and FEST are registered logos in the US and/or different nations. Different logos are property of their respective house owners.

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