Nissan introduced their patented all-solid-state batteries in November 2021. The Japanese carmaker now has a prototype manufacturing plant for cutting-edge batteries, with the goal of bringing the technology to market by 2028.
The prototype facility is located at Kanagawa Prefecture’s Nissan Research Center. In fiscal 2024, the company plans to open a pilot production line at its Yokohama Plant, with materials, design, and manufacturing methods for prototype production on the line being researched at the prototype production facility.
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Nissan Ambition 2030 includes the development of all-solid-state batteries. The photographs below are from the automaker’s press release.
“Nissan has been a pioneer in electrification technology via a variety of research and development initiatives, ranging from molecular-level battery material research through the production of safe, high-performance electric vehicles. Even city development employing electric vehicles as storage batteries is one of our ambitions “Kunio Nakaguro, executive vice president in charge of research and development, agreed.
Nissan isn’t the only carmaker experimenting with solid-state batteries in an effort to boost electric vehicle sales. Toyota is also in the race, while Hyundai has teamed up with Massachusetts-based Factorial Energy to develop its own. Audi, on the other hand, is developing a solid-state battery-powered electric supercar.