Graphene-enabled batteries: GAC Group about to start volume production

GAC Group, Guangzhou, China, has tested its graphene-enabled batteries in vehicles to prove whether the technology can be mass produced, and the progress will be officially announced later this month, reports.

The graphene-enhanced “super-fast-charging” battery can be charged to 80% of its capacity within eight minutes and offers a range of up to 1,000km under the NEDC test cycle, GAC Aion said via its WeChat account. Using silicon-based anode materials, an EV’s battery allows for charging on a monthly basis.

GAC Aion also noted the all-new power battery technology has gone through the gunshot testing, and will soon go into volume production this year.

During the R&D process, the three-dimensional graphene (3DG) is put into a battery’s cathode and anode as an additive in a bid to improve battery charging performance, said GAC Group. The company has applied for many patents for the technology, covering fields like graphene production, supercapacitor and fast-charging battery.

At the 2020 Tech Day in July, GAC Group announced it developed super-fast-charging battery by virtue of graphene’s outstanding conductivity and special 3D structure. A vehicle equipped with the battery can be recharged to 80% of its capacity within only 8 minutes and a 10-minute charging can support range of 200 to 300km. The battery will be introduced to GAC Aion’s product lineup.

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