Nissan unveils prototype production facility for all-solid-state batteries
Nissan has announced that it has unveiled its prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery (ASSB) cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028.
This prototype facility, within the Nissan Research Center in Kanagawa Prefecture, is intended to further encourage the development of all-solid-state batteries.
Under its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030, Nissan aims to launch an EV with all-solid-state batteries developed in-house by fiscal 2028. It plans to establish a pilot production line at its Yokohama Plant in fiscal 2024, with materials, design, and manufacturing processes for prototype production on the line to be studied at the prototype production facility.
Nissan believes all-solid-state batteries can be reduced to $75 per kWh in fiscal 2028 and to $65 per kWh, thereafter, placing EVs at the same cost level as gasoline-powered vehicles.
All-solid-state batteries are projected to be a game-changing technology for fast-tracking the popularity of electric vehicles. They have an energy density approximately twice that of conventional lithium-ion batteries, significantly shorter charging time due to superior charge/discharge performance, and lower cost thanks to the opportunity of using less expensive materials. With these benefits, Nissan expects to use all-solid-state batteries in a wide range of vehicle segments, including pickup trucks, making its EVs more competitive.