News JVTech Electric car: a Chinese manufacturer does better than Tesla and launches a 1000 km battery
The announcement is important in the world of electric cars: a battery with a range of more than 1000 km should be released soon! Made by Chinese company Svolt Energy Technology, it would go much further than Tesla’s vehicles.
Autonomy of electric cars: an essential feature
One of the most important concepts to take into account when choosing your new electric car is its autonomy. In fact, we can choose all the options we want, if we find ourselves with a vehicle that is not able to adapt to our needs, we will only have our eyes crying.
To take one of the most telling examples among electric cars, and thus have material to compare, here is the current autonomy announced for the various Tesla models:
- Model S: 600 km
- Model 3: 602 km
- Model X: 543 km
- Model Y: 533 km
These are of course values that will depend on your use and needs. If you use conventional heating to the full in winter, for example, your autonomy will drop sharply. It is the same for all manufacturers, who often advertise the maximum range that their vehicle has achieved under ideal conditions.
This Chinese manufacturer creates a battery with 1000 km of autonomy, which far exceeds Tesla’s
While some vehicle prototypes have already managed to exceed the 1000 km mark, we still seem to be a long way from seeing utility vehicles equipped with batteries large enough and well-built for this. And yet, an announcement from the Chinese company Svolt Energy Technology could change everything!
In fact, the company recently presented its new batteries, Dragon Armor. Among them we can find a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) version that can offer a range of up to 800 km. But it is above all the one with iron-nickel cells with a high manganese content that interests us here, because they could have a range of more than 1,000 km!
- Already available for pre-order, production of cars equipped with these batteries should begin in 2023.
However, there are several caveats to this announcement. First, it is just an announcement and not a tested and available product. It will be necessary to wait to see them used in vehicles before drawing a conclusion about their real effectiveness. Then it should be noted that the Chinese certification cycle, called CLTC, is different from the European WLTP. More flexible than the latter, it is quite logical to assume that this battery will have a range closer to 900 – 1000 km than 1000 km+. But even if this were the case and they were capable of such autonomy, it would already be important news for the market and consumers!