Solid-state battery market today
- Are SSB still the Holy Grail in 2030?

Online | 23 February 2023 | 16.30 - 17.15 CET

What will be addressed?

  • Solid-state battery market- now and then? Can we still reach the Holy Grail in 2030?
  • Could the big promises made by companies like Toyota or QuantumScape come true?
  • Will solid-state batteries be affordable for the car market or will they be discarded?

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Solid-state batteries (SSB) still have some way to go. So far, it is a challenge to bring them to production at scale and appropriate cost. Nevertheless, there is some movement in industry and development. QuantumScape, one of the most well-known solid-state battery developers, shipped its first „A0“ battery cells to automakers –  a major milestone for 2022. But SSB are still far from being a game-changer and electric vehicles as yet have to wait for these batteries to come onto the market.

According to the Fraunhofer ISI roadmap, production capacity is estimated to be between 15 and 55 GWh in 2030 and between 40 and 120 GWh in 2035. This is still under 2 % of the expected LIB market. Looking at the expected market developments the SSB production is currently below 2 GWh globally and only based on polymer SSB. It is expected to increase significantly between 2025 and 2030, when oxide and sulfide electrolyte-based SSBs start to roll off manufacturing lines in bigger quantities.

Toyota plans solid-state batteries by 2025, however not for use in electric vehicles but initially in hybrid vehicles. One of the reasons for this decision is that the company wants to introduce solid-state batteries to the market as soon as possible. Battery developer Solid Power, backed by Ford and BMW, is working on using a sulfide-based solid electrolyte in place of the traditional liquid electrolyte in its battery design, with the same aim of offering a lighter battery and a higher energy density as compared to traditional lithium-ion designs.

In this edition of our Battery Live Talk, moderator Kerstin Zehbe, VDI/VDE-IT, and her guests Joscha Schnell of P3 automotive GmbH and Stefan Sedlmaier of BMW Group will pick up on the question raised during our Battery Live Talk in May 2022: Are SSB still the Holy Grail in 2030? What has happened since last year, which developments have we seen and what setbacks have there been?

Join us to discuss with us the latest developments and debate whether all the big promises can be kept.



This discussion format is free of charge and opens a channel for critical reflection on important questions that arise within the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) European Battery Innovation.

The event is organised by the accompanying research of the IPCEI EuBatIn, managed by VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. 

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