VinFast Wants to Have Solid-State Batteries in its Vehicles by 2024
Even as Vietnamese automaker VinFast prepares the launch of its first two models in North America, the VF8 and VF9 SUVs, it is showing it is proactive in looking beyond them to the future.
This week, the company announced an agreement with Taiwanese start-up ProLogium, which specializes in EV battery technology. The goal of the partnership for VinFast is to have solid-state batteries in its vehicles, as soon as 2024.
For those not familiar with the technology, this is a new type of EV battery that will offer greater range and faster recharging times, as well as increasing overall safety compared to the liquid-state batteries currently used.
As part of the agreement, VinFast is also investing in the ProLogium firm.
“ProLogium and VinFast will together unveil smart electric vehicles powered by our market leading next-generation solid-state battery technologies. We are a major innovator in battery technology with already proven manufacturing capabilities and we aim to become a main driver for a sustainable world through high-performance, safe and affordable technologies.”Read more