Nissan’s prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery cells will support the company’s plans to bring this technology to market in 2028
The prototype facility will be established at the Nissan Research Centre in Kanagawa Prefecture and will promote the development of all-solid-state-batteries as part of the company’s Nissan Ambition 2030 strategy. The OEM says it aims to launch an EV with all-solid-state batteries, developed in-house, by fiscal 2028 and plans to establish a pilot production line at its Yokohama Plant in fiscal 2024, with materials, design and manufacturing processes for prototype production on the line to be studied at the prototype production facility.
In terms of cost, Nissan believes all-solid-state batteries can be reduced to $75 (€69) per kWh in fiscal 2028 and to $65 (€60) per kWh, thereafter, placing EVs at the same cost level as gasoline-powered vehicles. The introduction of all-solid-state battery technology to the mass market is expected to make a significant impact on the appeal of EVs. Nissan notes that they offer an energy density approximately twice that of conventional lithium-ion batteries, shorter charging time due to superior charge/discharge performance, and lower cost thanks to the opportunity of using less expensive materials.
Kunio Nakaguro, executive vice president in charge of R&D, said: “The knowledge gained from our experience supports the development of all-solid-state batteries and we’ve accumulated important elemental technologies. Going forward, our R&D and manufacturing divisions will continue to work together to utilise this prototype production facility and accelerate the practical application of all-solid-state batteries.”