Charged EVs | Nissan builds pilot solid-state battery plant in Japan

Japanese automaker Nissan is building an all-solid-state battery pilot line at its Yokohama Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture, as part of its plan to promote the development and manufacturing of solid-state technologies.

Nissan aims to launch EVs, including pickup trucks, equipped with the batteries by fiscal year 2028 under its Nissan Ambition 2030 plan. The company plans to start mass production of solid-state batteries for EVs by early 2029. According to Nissan, solid-state EV batteries have the potential to provide energy density approximately twice that of conventional lithium-ion batteries, shorter charging time, and lower costs as they use less expensive materials.

“Nissan is conducting wide-ranging research and development, from molecular-level battery material research to electric vehicle development, and even city development using EVs as storage batteries,” the company said.

Source: Nissan