Mercedes-Benz to use new battery technology in upcoming G-Class electric cars

There are strong and luxury electric cars in Mercedes-Benz’s portfolio. The company recently launched its electric car EQC in India as well. Now, the latest announcement from the company has revealed that Mercedes-Benz will include a special highly energy-dense battery pack in its upcoming electric G-Class cars from 2025 onwards. The company believes it will have to address the problem currently of how to power large electric cars without the bulky battery pack.

news agency Reuters accordingMercedes-Benz said the battery, made by start-up Sila Nanotechnologies, uses silicon-based anodes and is 20-40 percent more energy dense than comparable cells currently available.

Mercedes-Benz isn’t the first company to have talked about making batteries equipped with silicon-based anodes. Earlier in 2020, Tesla also talked about using this technology in its batteries. The report suggests that silicon is a good alternative to graphite commonly used in batteries, of which 70 percent comes from China. Somehow this is the reason why companies now dominating electric mobility are looking for new, cheap and energy-dense solutions for batteries.

Mercedes-Benz is the first publicly announced automotive customer of California-based battery start-up Silla Nanotechnologies, which said in early May that it was investing at least hundreds of millions of dollars in a new plant in Washington, expected to be completed in 2024. Have to be ready.

According to Reuters, Sila, founded by an ex-Tesla engineer, raised an additional $590 million (about Rs 4,575 crore) last year, bringing its valuation to an estimated $3.3 billion (about Rs 25,593 crore).<!–