JVTech News Electric car: a Chinese manufacturer does better than Tesla and launches a 1000 km battery
The announcement is important in the world of electric cars: a battery with a range of more than 1000 km should be released soon! Manufactured by the Chinese firm Svolt Energy Technology, it can go much further than Tesla’s vehicles.
The autonomy of electric cars: an essential feature
One of the most important notions to take into account when considering your new electric car is its autonomy. Indeed, we can select all the options we want, if we find ourselves with a vehicle unable to adapt to our needs, we will only have our eyes to cry.
To take one of the most telling examples among electric cars, and thus have material to compare, here is the current autonomy announced for the various Tesla models:
- Model S: 600 km
- Model 3: 602 km
- Model X: 543 km
- Model Y: 533 km
Of course, these are values that depend on your use and your needs. If you use conventional heating fully in winter, your autonomy will drop sharply, for example. It’s the same thing for all manufacturers who often announce the maximum autonomy reached in ideal conditions by their vehicle.
This Chinese manufacturer creates a battery with 1000 km of autonomy which far exceeds that of Tesla
If some prototype vehicles have already managed to exceed the 1000 km mark, we still seem a long way from seeing general public cars equipped with batteries large enough and well built for this. And yet, an announcement from the Chinese company Svolt Energy Technology could change everything!
Indeed, the company recently presented its new batteries, the Dragon Armor. Among them we can find a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) version capable of offering a range of up to 800 km. But it is above all the one with iron-nickel cells with a high manganese content that interests us here, because they would be able to have a range of more than 1,000 km!
- Already available for pre-order, production of cars equipped with these batteries should begin in 2023.
However, there are several caveats to this announcement. First of all, it is precisely an announcement and not a tested and available product. It will be necessary to wait to see them used in vehicles before being able to draw a conclusion on their real effectiveness. Then, it should be noted that the Chinese certification cycle, called CLTC, is different from the European WLTP. More flexible than the latter, it is quite logical to assume that this battery will have a range closer to 900 – 1000 km than 1000 km+. But even if that were the case and they were capable of such autonomy, it would already be important news for the market and consumers!