Like many other tech firms, Xiaomi is presently concentrating on creating solid-state batteries for mobile devices and electric vehicles (EVs).
The energy density of 1,000 Wh/l, which is more than twice as high as the present energy density of the majority of EVs at roughly 450 Wh/l, was recently declared by a Chinese business as a noteworthy achievement.
In addition to having a remarkable energy density, solid-state batteries function better than lithium batteries at low temperatures. These batteries, according to Xiaomi, can increase efficiency by 20% at -20°C.
These batteries don’t explode when pierced, making them safer than their liquid electrolyte equivalents.
The engineers increased the battery’s endurance by solid electrolyte ceramic coating the positive electrode. Xiaomi tested the prototype on the Xiaomi 13, a little smartphone that could fit a 6,000 mAh battery.
But, keep in mind that the Xiaomi 13 just has a regular 4,500 mAh lithium polymer battery, and solid-state batteries won’t be making an appearance in smartphones any time soon. Now, Xiaomi is solely testing electric car technologies.
The true obstacle for this cutting-edge technology, though, is mass production and economic viability.
Despite the fact that Xiaomi still has a lot of work to do, if it keeps moving forward at its current rate, it’s likely that we could soon see an electric vehicle powered by a solid-state battery from Xiaomi.