GM China Was Awarded For Bipolar Solid-State Battery8
GM China has just received an award for a revolutionary new high-power bipolar solid-state battery technology developed in the Asian country.
The automaker was presented with the 2022 R&D 100 award for the development of a bipolar solid-state battery that promises to accelerate the advancement of electrification with wide applicability across all industries. This new battery technology was created by GM China’s Science Lab in Shanghai, where the company is exploring new energy solutions for its next-generation electrified vehicles.
“The development of the high-power bipolar solid-state battery is the result of GM’s intrapreneurship culture, open innovation spirit and outstanding talent,” said GM Executive Vice President and President of GM China, Julian Blissett. “The continual incubation of groundbreaking innovations is allowing us to shape future mobility and drive us faster toward GM’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2040 and a vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion,” he added.
In particular, the new bipolar solid-state battery developed by GM China offers wide applicability in energy storage devices for low-voltage systems such as 12V start/stop, 48V mild hybrid and battery-assisted systems. The company hopes this new technology will create greater business synergy with lithium-ion batteries for pure electric vehicles and support progress for the zero-emission Ultium architecture.
Furthermore, this innovative bipolar solid-state battery from GM China represents a technological invention that promises to transcend beyond the automotive sector, as it also has the potential to empower other industries such as locomotives, wind power generation and mobile medical equipment. Like other GM developments, the new mechanism can be licensed to other global manufacturers to speed up the transition to an all-electric future.
Known as “The Oscars of Innovation,” the R&D 100 is a global award presented annually by R&D World magazine to recognize the 100 most influential products, technologies, and materials for their technological significance. In fact, the bipolar solid-state battery is GM China’s third R&D 100 award-winning development alongside the direct remote laser welding process in 2016 and the capacitor-assisted battery (CAB) in 2019.
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I’ve got a migraine, so I kept misreading it as “bipolar solar-state,” and I was wondering why the article never addressed the solar part! 😅
I had to look this up. GM China says the solid state battery excels at thermal stability and tolerating abuse. The bipolar part makes it about 30% denser than traditional lithium ion and apparently offers some cost savings, although I’m not sure how since I’ve heard solid state is extremely expensive. Hopefully this will enable larger solid state batteries to be employed soon.
Better bipolar batteries than schizophrenic 🙃
This investing in China is disgusting.
Do you really think Chevy is only sold in America? 🤦🏼♂️ Come on man! When you sell globally, you need manufacture globally. It’s just good business.
Good for whom ? Surely not America. GM should be America first and export to China.
If we had trade reciprocity, nothing here would be made in China. We would almost completely close our ports to China. China only allows 2500 cars a year to be imported per brand.
China patting themselves on the back again. Wait for the recalls. How many kids were tossed into the vats to accumulate the enough solvent based material for the trophy?
During the GFC, the American taxpayer bailed out GM at great cost, and now ….!