A German industrial group has set the goal to develop energy dense electric car batteries that are fully integrated into the chassis of the vehicle and would make it possible to travel up to 1000 km between charges.
Within the development project Embatt, scheduled to run for three years, the aim is to develop electric car batteries with an energy density of 450 Wh/l, enabling driving ranges of up to 1000 km. Besides Thyssenkrupp, the company IAV GmbH and the Fraunhofer Institute of ICT are participating in the project, taking particular note of the production technology for this highly efficient lithium-ion based battery.
With the accumulated knowledge in materials and rational production, the cost of lithium-ion batteries are planned to be kept at 200 euros / kWh. The project is partly funded by the German state of Saxony.