Sono Motors Company developed a new technology for sustainable electric batteries that gives boost to the range of vehicle by increasing charging capacity and charging rates.
A new battery technology was introduced that will not only boost the performance of the vehicle but also provide higher charging rates to it. Sono Motors, a German start-up, developed such battery technology for their upcoming Sion Electric vehicle. The innovation of electric batteries is the key factor in electric automotive operations. The battery resource for the car is renewable and could lead to sustainable development for the automotive industry. The design of the battery consists of organic eco-friendly components excluding expensive metals.
The electric car is featured with combined solar plates over roof, doors, hood and rear to boost and charge the battery with solar energy. The top speed of the car is 140 km/h. The peak power offered by the electric car battery is 150-Kw with torque of 75 Nm. It is expected that the solar cells would boost the battery to promote distance of 245 km per week in the optimal conditions. They will also energize the recently designed batteries up to 54-kWh, which is constructed of lithium-iron phosphate, eschews cobalt, along with manganese and nickel.
According to the company, the new technology boosts the charging rates of batteries from 50 Kw to 75 Kw. It also increases the range of vehicle from 255 km to 305 km. The company also claims that the battery is sufficient to travel 900,000 km and remains functionally safe in the process. Mr. Markus Volmer, the Chief Technology Officer at Sono Motors, said that the growing market for electric vehicles will lead to the tremendous demand of sustainable batteries. The enhanced batteries of Sion Electric vehicles would reduce the charging time by increasing its charging rates, which would enhance the use of vehicle and would be comfortable for Sion drivers. However, the production is planned to begin next year due to the ongoing pandemic.