Enovate Motors is a unique, high-tech electric car manufacturer out of Shanghai, China with over $1 billion worth of early-stage investment money. Their next-level electric sports car the ME-S has a target release date for 2021.
The company says it’ll have a working, automotive-grade solid-state battery pack ready to hit the market in mass production by 2021, with cell energy density around 300 Wh/kg – a figure that drops to around 220 Wh/kg when you add in the weight of the battery pack itself.
To give you an example, the Tesla model 3 has the densest battery pack on the market today, with a cell density around 247 Wh/kg and a total battery pack energy density of about 160 Wh/kg. Additionally, the battery pack will run at 800 volts and accept super-fast charging at up to 300 kW, enabling a 15-minute 0-80 percent charge.
Enovate appears to have some serious financial backing, and with a favorable labor market in China, it has the potential to become a very serious competitor in the EV market.
When you combine sleek looking EVs with cutting edge technology in battery, safety and self-driving, plus a moderate price tag expected to be around $55,000 USD, their vehicles show a great deal of promise.
However, nothing is set in stone yet and we’re more than a year from the launch, so there is a lot of room for changes both good and bad. We’ve all seen the cool concept cars which never make it to market, this could be yet another.