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Graphene battery to be mass-produced by GAC Group in September

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March 03, 2021
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China's GAC Group is in the final vehicle testing phase for its graphene-based battery that can withstand up to 6C charge rates. Due to its high electron mobility and good rate performance, graphene has the potential to be a successful anode material. The cost to manufacture of graphene has been a barrier to mass production, and creating a 3D anode material has typically only been achieved at lab scale. Other companies have claimed to have a graphene battery but have failed to follow through with any product. While pure graphene batteries are unlikely to become the norm in Li-ion batteries, this announcement indicates that innovations in carbon nanotechnology will become increasingly important for competing with silicon-based anodes.

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