Chemical Batteries (Liquid or Solid-State) Will Not be Good Enough
Performance enhancements of chemical batteries are limited by Science of electro-chemical storage. Their performance degrades in real-world temperature ranges (they only perform adequately in the limited range of 0°C to 35°C*).
Their capacity constantly degrades with use, therefore a used vehicle (or boat or plane) market will never develop. They can never be charged quickly, even 15 minute charge times are harmful and reduces cycle life. They are always oversized to handle high rate-of-discharge (e.g. when an EV is accelerating), so they will always be bulky even with advances in energy density.
Since they contain chemicals, the risk of igniting will never go away. To overcome all these challenges, they will always be expensive. And finally, because of their chemical construct, they degrade with use so their life is always going to be limited and they will most likely always be a net pollutant.* From publicly available data of readily available batteries in the market.
Electrification and decarbonization require performance which is beyond the scope of chemical batteries, both solid-state and liquid. There is a need for high charging/discharging speeds, for multiple cycles a day, for operations in very high and very low temperatures, for consistent capacity over life, for low-maintenance and safe operation under these demanding conditions at an affordable cost and at scale.
WRL Technologies solid-state, high energy capacity capacitor-based storage meets these demanding requirements – it is non-chemical, has 1.5x the energy density of existing chemical cells, has 4 – 10x longer life than chemical / solid-state batteries, does not degrade with cycling, is safe, is environmentally sustainable and recyclable, operates in a very wide temperature range, has abundant availability of raw materials and has the lowest cost in the industry.
Setting New Benchmarks
for Energy Storage
-30°C to 80°C
About WRL Technologies Inc.
Founded in 2018, WRL Technologies Inc. has developed solid-state semimetal battery technology. The Company will be delivering production models for deployment in diverse applications.