Fast charging is increasingly important to buyers of electric vehicles, but high-energy legacy lithium-ion batteries are still limited in how fast they can recharge. These limitations are largely due to fundamental constraints
In the simplest terms, a battery’s capacity describes how many electrons it can store for later use.
In our blog post on sulfides, we outlined some of the limitations we believe make sulfide-based solid electrolyte separators unsuitable for enabling lithium-metal anode technologies.
A critical factor drivers consider when looking at electric vehicles is how quickly they can be charged. Unfortunately, battery experts can use confusing jargon when talking about this concept, so here we’re going to break down key charging concepts and how they translate to the real world.
Today’s electric vehicle battery market is characterized by various technologies and chemistries, addressing different user requirements.
Evaluating the performance of new technology can be challenging for experts and the public alike. Internal combustion engines have been around for more than a century, and by now, most people know how to compare them based on horsepower, torque, or fuel economy.
Following the announcement of QuantumScape’s solid-state lithium-metal battery technology results in December 2020, there has been a lot of excitement in the industry related to the potential of this new technology and the impact it could have on the automotive EV powertrain.
At QuantumScape, we have appreciated the surge in interest in solid-state batteries since we revealed our performance data at our battery showcase. We would like to elaborate on a few aspects of the data we presented at the showcase.
Pamela Fong is QuantumScape’s Chief of Human Resources Operations, leading people strategy and operations, including talent acquisition, organizational development and employee engagement. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Fong served as the Vice President of Global Human Resources at PDF Solutions (NASDAQ: PDFS), a semiconductor SAAS company. Before that, she served in several HR leadership roles at Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Inc., a multinational electronics manufacturer, and NUMMI, an automotive manufacturing joint venture between Toyota and General Motors. Ms. Fong holds a B.S. in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley and a M.S. in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.