Now that I have been on the reservation for over half a year and I have been closely watching the developments in the Electric Vehicle space (and oh boy, has it been rapid) it has made me grow increasingly trigger shy on my purchase. I swing back and forth from do I or don't I. Now Factorial Energy just announced that their solid state batteries just received UN 38.3 certification, which means they can ship the batteries by land sea or air like other dangerous goods.
Factorial is also partnered with Stellantis, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and maybe others to the tune of 200 million US for development and seed with plans to begin producing 200mW/hr production line starting producing this year (2023).
This just puts one more, "wait another year" check on the other side of the buy versus hold columns as it is pretty compelling to see who is going to deploys SS batteries into their vehicles. Lighter, cheaper, faster charging, safer and more energy dense.
What do you think,
Factorial’s 100 Ah Solid-State Battery Deemed Safe For Shipping By The UN (insideevs.com)