Cheap, safe, and long-lasting Lithium Iron Phosphate cells (LFP) keep improving their performance, lately achieving specific energy in excess of 200 Wh/kg at Guoxuan High-Tech in China, AKA "Gotion."
This should be plenty good enough for most e-soaring aircraft.Guoxuan High-Tech Co Ltd., a Chinese battery manufacturer, has introduced this month a new high-energy-density LFP lithium-ion battery cell.insideevs.com
Gotion is now establishing a HUGE production plant in the US in a joint venture with an unnamed EV manufacturer: Large US manufacturer orders LFP cells from Gotion - electrive.com
Now we learn that Gotion's HQ in the US will be located in .. drumroll .. Fremont, California.
No prizes for guessing which EV manufacturer.
Look for an announcement soon.. probably Wednesday, would be my guess.
LFP 210 Wh / kg? That sounds really interesting.
Safety of LiFePO calls is very good so I hope that also price will be OK
GEB Battery offers Li-Po cells 10 000 mAh (3,7 V, 182 g).
It means 50 kg battery = 9,99 kWh (+ case, wiring BMS etc.... only cells capacity)
Or Li-Ion 6 000 mAh (3,7 V, 140 g).
It means 50 kg battery = 7,925 kWh.
This new LiFePO would have capacity of 50 kg battery 10,5 kWh.
Hope it has no special conditions like 100 cycles lifetime....
This battery together with high efficiency solar cells could be very interesting (and safe) combination