The start-up Mullen is planning ultra-fast charging with solid-state batteries. They should be on the market by 2030.
The US electric car manufacturer Mullen wants to launch the Five in 2024, a purely electrically powered crossover model. This currently relies on lithium-ion batteries with liquid electrolyte. For the second generation of the Five, the Californians are already planning with solid-state batteries. The company announced this in March 2022.
Super battery with a range of 1,000 km
The new cell technology should result in a battery that offers a capacity of 150 kWh and thus offers a range of almost 1,000 kilometers. The announced loading times also sound particularly impressive. The battery should be able to bunker energy for 300 miles (equivalent to around 480 kilometers) in just 18 minutes using a DC charger. Mullen has announced that the new battery technology will be tested for the first time in 2025, almost a year after the Mullen Five was launched. Mullen is planning series use of the solid-state battery for the second generation of the Mullen Five , which is scheduled to be launched at the end of the decade. The company does not say whether Mullen is developing the battery alone or whether a partner is on board. In the past, Mullen had already worked with the Chinese battery manufacturer Linghang BOAO Group,
With its plans, Mullen is following many large car manufacturers such as Toyota, Nissan, VW, BMW or Mercedes, all of whom also want to develop the solid-state battery to series production. The schedules of the big ones sound similar. Everyone expects to be able to launch the new generation of batteries between 2025 and 2030. The technology of the solid state battery itself is not new. The problem is to scale this up to automotive size.,
The small California electric car start-up Mullen announces the development of a solid state battery. The plans and key data sound ambitious. However, there are no insights into the technology or indications of a development partner.