Can solid-state batteries compete with traditional lithium ion on cost?

Most electric vehicles (EV) are unlikely to use more powerful solid-state and lithium metal batteries this decade as the technology will struggle to compete on cost, according to Benchmark.

Lithium metal battery production capacity is set to reach 260 GWh by 2030, based on the current pipeline, as startups commercialise next generation technologies, according to data from Benchmark’s Solid-state Battery & Lithium Metal Anode Report. But that won’t be enough to push costs below conventional lithium ion batteries used in EVs.

“Unless solid-state can achieve cost parity, the promised benefits may not be sufficient for . . .

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