As the electric vehicle industry evolves, battery tech is also progressing. Sion Power, a US-based battery company, is showcasing its breakthrough Licerion battery at the Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan, taking place between September 14th and 16th. Sion Power will be on the ground with demo battery packs and staff to field technical questions.
The 17 Ah Licerion battery offers 400 Wh/kg and 810 Wh/L in its large-format pouch cell. It is intended for electric vehicles.
The new battery is based on a metallic lithium anode, which imparts a high energy density, cycle life, enhanced safety, and reduced charging times. A sample 6 Ah battery has been tested independently where it achieved over 800 cycles, with 0 to 80 percent charging taking only 15 minutes. There were no details about capacity degradation, however.
Sion Power has a pilot plant in Tucson, Arizona, but may soon attract investments to build production facilities. The company is confident its Licerion-EV battery meets the requirements of the modern electric automobile. It has over 450 international patents and patent applications.
The Licerion battery is a result of decades of research and development in lithium-metal battery technology. Speaking on the breakthrough, Tracy Kelly, CEO of Sion Power said:“This is a watershed moment for Sion Power’s push toward next-generation electrified vehicles.”
“I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished. Our Licerion-EV technology has demonstrated a blend of energy, safety, and electrical performance that is unmatched. We look forward to continued work with our partners to commercialize our revolutionary battery system.”