Liquefied Gas Electrolytes for Next-Gen EV Batteries

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Program:
EVs4ALL
Award:
$3,152,000
Location:
San Diego, California
Status:
SELECTED
Project Term:
TBD

Project Innovation + Advantages:

South 8 Technologies will develop high-power lithium-ion battery cells with the capacity to charge rapidly using a novel liquefied gas (LiGas) electrolyte technology. The LiGas electrolyte uses non-toxic and non-corrosive gases that are liquefied under moderate pressures and can be contained in standard cylindrical cell cans. The technology has demonstrated excellent performance in conventional graphite/lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide cells and offers many opportunities for cost reduction. South 8 Technologies will harness the inherent safety, high power, and low temperature advantages of the LiGas electrolyte in combination with a high-energy, low-cost, and cobalt-free lithium nickel manganese oxide cathode.