Nissan unveils prototype production facility for solid-state batteries

Accelerate R&D to practical application

YOKOHAMA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nissan today unveiled its prototype production facility for laminated solid-state battery cells, which the company aims to commercialize in 2028. This prototype facility, within the center Nissan research center in Kanagawa Prefecture, aims to further promote the development of all-solid-state batteries.


As part of its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030, Nissan aims to launch an electric vehicle with in-house developed solid-state batteries by fiscal year 2028. It plans to establish a pilot production line in its Yokohama plant in fiscal year 2024, with materials, design and manufacturing processes for on-line prototype production to be studied at the prototype production plant. Nissan believes all-solid-state batteries can be reduced to $75 per kWh in fiscal year 2028 and $65 per kWh thereafter, putting electric vehicles at the same cost level as gasoline vehicles.

All-solid-state batteries are expected to be a game-changing technology to accelerate the popularity of electric vehicles. They have an energy density approximately twice that of conventional lithium-ion batteries, a significantly shorter charge time thanks to superior charge/discharge performance and a lower cost thanks to the possibility of using less materials. expensive. With these advantages, Nissan plans to use all-solid-state batteries in a wide range of vehicle segments, including pickup trucks, which will make its electric vehicles more competitive.

Kunio Nakaguro, Executive Vice President, R&D, said, “Nissan has been a leader in electrification technology across a wide range of R&D activities, from battery materials research to the molecular level to the development of safe and efficient electric vehicles. Our initiatives even include city development using EVs as battery storage.

“The knowledge gained from our experience supports the development of all-solid-state batteries and we have accumulated important building block technologies. Going forward, our R&D and manufacturing divisions will continue to work together to utilize this prototype production facility and accelerate the practical application of all-solid-state batteries.

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