The Nissan prototype is ready to make solid-state batteries

Nissan on Friday unveiled a pilot manufacturing facility for solid-state battery cells, which the automaker hopes to bring to market in 2028.

Located within the Nissan Research Center in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, the facility will allow engineers to study materials, design and production processes that could be used in future full-scale production, Nissan said in a press release. The automaker plans to open a pilot solid-state battery production line at its Yokohama plant in fiscal year 2024.

Nissan believes that solid-state batteries will dramatically reduce costs by using less expensive materials. The technology will reduce cell costs by $ 75 per kwh and then $ 65 per kilowatt in FY 2028, allowing EVs to achieve price parity with internal-combustion vehicles, the automaker said.

Nissan solid-state battery prototype production

Nissan solid-state battery prototype production

Solid-state batteries will have twice the energy concentration of conventional lithium-ion battery cells, which will allow more energy to be stored at a certain volume and will be able to charge faster according to Nissan.

These potential advantages have attracted many other automakers to solid-state batteries. Like Nissan, Toyota is adopting an internal approach aimed at getting a functional solid-state battery by the end of this decade. Other car manufacturers have invested in startups. Volkswagen supports QuantumScape; BMW and Ford have invested in solid power; And funded by Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis Factory Energy.

This new battery technology is an aspect of the electrification push announced in November 2021. Known as the Nissan Ambition 2030, the plan calls for 15 new battery-electric models across the Nissan and Infinity brands by 2030. It includes a Nissan and Infinity models. Automaker’s factory started in 2025 in Canton, Mississippi. Nissan wants to make 40% of its US sales by 2030 EV.

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