Stellantis and Mercedes-Benz place their pawns in the solid-state battery game. Here’s what the patents tell us

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – February 16, 2022 | New rules and regulations on vehicle CO2 emissions are forcing car manufacturers to accelerate their transition towards electric vehicles. Electric vehicle performances (autonomy, speed, safety) mainly rely on batteries. That’s why car manufacturers are massively investing in the battery field, either by improving their own R&D and[…]

Will Japanese companies win the race on solid-state batteries? Here’s what the patents tell us

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – November 15, 2021 | Driven by the rush to get electrical vehicles with greater autonomy and power, R&D developments in the battery field are constantly increasing and multiplying. Solid-state lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with inorganic solid electrolytes hold a key position in the booming developments to get safer Li-ion batteries with higher energy[…]

Northvolt diversifies its patent portfolio with the acquisition of lithium-metal battery start-up Cuberg

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, March 17, 2021 | Northvolt announced the acquisition of Cuberg, specialized in lithium-metal batteries with ionic liquid (press release). This acquisition is expected to give Northvolt an interesting position in terms of intellectual property (IP) and know-how on high energy density lithium-ion batteries. Northvolt is a Swedish battery developer and manufacturer specialized in[…]

QuantumScape successfully goes public: its patent portfolio gives clues about its R&D developments

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – December 9, 2020 | QuantumScape is an American company founded in 2010, a spin-off from Stanford University. It develops new and advanced energy storage solutions, notably solid-state batteries. Volkswagen and QuantumScape have been collaborating since 2012. Volkswagen started to strengthen their partnership in 2018 by investing $100 million in QuantumScape. It[…]