Mercedes-Benz and Factorial Energy Charge Toward the Future

Mercedes-Benz and Factorial Energy Charge Toward the Future

In its latest show of commitment to a fully electric future, Mercedes-Benz earlier this week announced its groundbreaking partnership with U.S.-based Factorial Energy to jointly develop next-generation battery technology with the goal of testing prototype cells as early as next year. The solid-state technology aims to set new standards in the area of energy density, enabling longer vehicle range with shorter charging times.

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Factorial Energy’s goal is to create a sustainable future with the highest performance and safest batteries for electric vehicles. These batteries can offer up to 50 percent longer range per charge, increased safety, and similar prices with conventional lithium-ion batteries.

“With Factorial as our new partner, we are taking research and development in the field of promising solid-state batteries to the next level,” said Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG; responsible for Daimler Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars COO. “The continuous development of innovative battery technologies will make electric mobility even more attractive for our customers.”

Mercedes-Benz aims to integrate the technology into a limited number of vehicles as part of a small series within the next five years.

Read more about this partnership and technology here.

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