Sila Nano and BMW announce partnership on lithium-ion batteries
Sila Nanotechnologies, developer of advanced materials for batteries, announced a partnership with the BMW Group, which has a growing lineup of advanced electrified models and conducts in-house research and development for electric vehicle technologies.
Sila Nano said its team is focused on developing and commercializing the next generation of battery materials. The company’s first products are a family of silicon-dominant anode materials that replace conventional graphite electrodes. According to a statement, these materials work today and enable high cycle life, ultra-low swelling, and high energy density in next-generation battery cells. The materials drop into the existing battery manufacturing process and can be manufactured economically at scale.
To accelerate development, the BMW Group has been working throughout its long-term partnership with Sila Nano to develop Sila Nano's silicon anode material for the automotive market. In this effort, the companies are working together to apply Sila Nano's technology to achieve the performance and industrialization required for high-performance electric cars.
"At Sila we deliver the next generation of battery materials, which enable improved energy storage, require no change to battery manufacturing, and scale economically with mass production," Gene Berdichevsky, CEO of Sila Nano, said. "These innovations will introduce a new performance standard for electric vehicles in the early 2020s."
For more information, visit www.silanano.com.