Fisker has bold claims for its breakthrough in solid-state batteries. The company says that it is patenting a new solid-state electrode structure for a battery that will have some remarkable specifications, according to Electrek.

“Fisker’s solid-state batteries will feature three-dimensional electrodes with 2.5 times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. Fisker claims that this technology will enable ranges of more than 500 miles (800 km) on a single charge and charging times as low as one minute – faster than filling up a gas tank,” the company said in a GreenCarCongress report.

“This breakthrough marks the beginning of a new era in solid-state materials and manufacturing technologies,” said Dr Fabio Albano, vice president of battery systems at Fisker, and the company anticipates the technology to be ready for production from 2023.

The long lead time was attributed to the lack of supply chains with the required raw materials and tooling, as well as quality control procedures, the report added.

“We are addressing all of the hurdles that solid-state batteries have encountered on the path to commercialization, such as performance in cold temperatures; the use of low cost and scalable manufacturing methods; and the ability to form bulk solid-state electrodes with significant thickness and high active material loadings,” he said.

Limitations in current battery technology include low electrode current density, limited temperature ranges, materials availability, high costs and non-scalable manufacturing processes, according to the GreenCarCongress report.

Fisker’s technology allows the construction of bulk three-dimensional solid-state electrodes with 25 times more surface area than flat, thin-film solid-state electrodes, which enable fast charging and cold temperature operation, it said.

Closer to reality, the Fisker EMotion is slated for debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where it will showcase a proprietary battery module with advanced thermal management using battery cells from LG Chem. Other exhibits expected alongside the launch at the 2018 CES include Fisker’s solid-state battery and fast-charging technologies.