Mazda: Solid state batteries will only provide incremental gains

Many are placing solid state batteries at the centre of the revolution for electric vehicles, but Mazda thinks they may not be the saving grace everybody is hoping for.

Christian Schultze, Mazda’s director of technology research and technical regulation compliance, told CarExpert that while solid state batteries are appealing, there’s more work to be done.

“As you know, for example, Russia is the biggest producer of nickel, currently in the world, and I don’t know how the raw material availability for the future will be. Maybe there will be some changes. We all know now that we are looking into more and more independence and multi sourcing,” Shultze said.

“But very clearly the drive for the solid state battery is ongoing at multiple places around the world. I think we…

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