Envia, a battery breakthrough for electric vehicles

Electric vehicles suffer nowadays from two main problems : limited range and expensive price. But both problems could soon be solved if Envia Systems, a California-based company succeeded. To Climate Progress :

” Envia says its new manganese-based cathode design allows lithium cells to store almost three times the amount of energy per charge than today’s commercial lithium-ion battery packs. ”

But there is more :” The cost of cells will be less than half  (…) of cells today “. Yes, Envia could bring batteries that would triple the range while being half as cheap as today’s models.

No doubt that with such batteries, electric vehicles would have a much bigger chance of becoming mainstream. I guess both General Motors and the US Department of Energy were right in investing so much in this project.

Read also the articles on the New York Times and Grist for more.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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3 Responses

  1. Very interesting post, thanks for sharing.

  2. Olivier J says:

    OK, so here we have a company who had better protect its data very, very (& very) carefully, because such a breakthrough will make people jealous…

    But its good news, I’m looking forward seeing it soon on the market.

  3. Edouard says:

    Olivier : thanks for your comment. Agree with you. If this tech is as promising as it should be, Envia is literally sitting on a gold mine 🙂

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