BYD To Begin Production Of New High-Energy Density Battery In 2015
According to Shanghai Metals Market, next year BYD Auto will begin production of new higher energy density battery cells.
News comes from board secretary Wu Jing-sheng cited by China’s Securities Times.
The new cells still will be lithium iron phosphate type. However, BYD will add manganese to the mix to gain probably 10-15% more capacity.
One of suppliers of new cathode material could be Dow Energy Materials (DEM), which offers a lithium-manganese-iron-phosphate cathode material (LMFP).
Well, improving LFP will rather not bring a breakthrough. However, it’s swell to see battery progress and potentially lower weight for BYD cars.