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According to Electrek (This article and its images were originally posted on Electrek September 7, 2018 at 11:26AM.)
The BMW i3 is rumored to soon be getting a new battery cell upgrade to push the range ‘over 200 miles’, but Lion Smart thinks you can you push the vehicle a lot further.
They unveiled a BMW i3 with a 100 kWh battery pack for 435 miles of range as a proof-of-concept.
Lion Smart is a Germany-based engineering firm developing energy storage solutions for OEMs.
They have now developed their latest generation battery pack for electric vehicles and they used the technology to build a 100 kWh pack for a BMW i3.
The company claims a range of 700 km (435 miles) on a single charge enabled by an energy density of >230 Wh/kg and 460 Wh/l at the pack level.
Lion Smart claims that its battery pack architecture is “wireless” to a degree:
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