By Chris Wack
Solid Power Inc. on Monday said it completed installation of its electric-vehicle battery pilot production line designed to produce EV-scale solid-state cells.
The company, which makes battery cells for electric vehicles, has partnerships with BMW and Ford Motor.
Solid Power said it plans to produce silicon EV cells for internal testing before delivering cells to its automotive partners to begin automotive qualification testing, which is planned for the end of the year. The cells are designed to power longer-range electric vehicles.
"The installation of this EV cell pilot line will allow us to produce EV-scale cells suitable for initiating the formal automotive qualification process," Solid Power Chief Executive Doug Campbell said.
When running at full capacity, Solid Power's EV cell pilot line is expected to be capable of producing 300 cells per week, or 15,000 cells per year, with the majority of those planned for automotive qualification testing.
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