BMW has announced its intention to realise a solid-state battery suitable for automotive use in series production by the end of this decade. A first demonstrator vehicle with this technology is to be shown “well before 2025”. Funding is available from German federal and state governments.
BMW, who already received funding in the first battery IPCEI, wants to develop the Li-Ion cells of the “next but one generation”, including solid-state batteries, within the framework of the second IPCEI. The EU gave the go-ahead for the renewed funding in January. Now the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier, has symbolically handed over a funding notification to the Munich-based company at a virtual event. The Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Hubert Aiwanger, also handed over a funding notification from the state.
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  • Originally published April 19, 2021