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DJ QuantumScape EV Batteries Can Be Charged Super Fast. Why That Matters. -- Barrons.com
7:03 AM ET 12/8/20 | Dow Jones
By Al Root

Electric vehicle battery start-up QuantumScape can get its lithium metal solid-state batteries to 80% full in 15 minutes without compromising battery life or safety.

That's big. If QuantumScape's (ticker: QS) technology scales up, it means a typical EV with some charge left -- and with 200 or 300 miles of designed per charge range -- could pick up about 200 miles of driving range in under 15 minutes. That should be fast enough to alleviate much of the range anxiety consumers sometimes feel when thinking about purchasing a battery powered car.

Quantum released its data ahead of the company's "solid state battery showcase" which begins at 11 a.m. eastern time.

"Previous attempts to create a solid-state separator capable of working with lithium metal at high rates of power generally required compromising other aspects of the cell -- cycle life, operating temperature, safety, cathode loading, or excess lithium in the anode," reads the release.

In addition to the charge time, Quantum says its tested cells are capable of lasting hundreds of thousands of miles and "retained capacity of greater than 80% after 800 [charge/discharge] cycles."

"We believe that the performance data we've unveiled today shows that solid-state batteries have the potential to narrow the gap between electric vehicles and internal combustion vehicles," said CEO Jagdeep Singh in the company's news release. Quantum hopes its advances can help make EVs the dominant form of personal transportation.

Investors, to this point, have been very high on Quantum's business prospects. The stock has gained about 96% over the past month, valuing company stock at almost $20 billion.

QuantumScape doesn't plan to reach a billion in sales until around 2026 to 2027. The company will be scaling its technology and testing in automotive environments. Volkswagen (VOW.Germany) is a part owner of the company and plans to use solid state batteries in the future.

Looking ahead to the company's event, investors and analysts will have the chance to ask management about design and testing as well as how Quantum's technology can scale to automotive volumes. The company will have battery experts presenting as part of the live stream.

"These results blow away what was previously thought to be possible in a solid-state battery," said Venkat Viswanathan, battery expert and professor of materials science at Carnegie Mellon University in the news release. "This data shows the capability to charge to 80% capacity in 15 minutes, corresponding to an astonishingly high rate of lithium deposition of up to a micron per minute."

Viswanathan might be one of the experts available. Barron's doesn't know exactly what he means in his quote about microns per minute. Perhaps Viswanathan will explain exactly what it means and provide investors with a little additional context.

Write to Al Root at allen.root@dowjones.com


> Dow Jones Newswires

December 08, 2020 07:03 ET (12:03 GMT)
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QS News: QuantumScape pops 13% with Morgan Stanley impressed by tech update 02/17/2021 09:28:44 AM
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#880  Sticky Note ... GRAB THAT $QS BOOTY GUYS ... @LaughinPaulRyan 01/05/21 04:00:07 PM
#652  Sticky Note QS $120, I'll wait for the APPLE Major_Bankz 12/22/20 01:32:28 PM
#1038   Quantumscape Corp (QS) mick 02/21/21 02:56:06 PM
#1037   GREAT TO SEE QS RECOVERED A LITTLE OVER -TEFFY-TRADER- 02/19/21 10:16:10 AM
#1036   * * $QS Video Chart 02-18-2021 * * ClayTrader 02/18/21 04:38:44 PM
#1035   * * $QS Video Chart 02-17-2021 * * ClayTrader 02/17/21 06:29:58 PM
#1034   up 21% today :-) Always nice to see ottoman 02/17/21 02:26:13 PM
#1033   Ottoman. Thx for the link ....5% of fund Whalatane 02/17/21 01:55:21 PM
#1032   Thx for the link . They’re Whalatane 02/17/21 01:48:09 PM
#1031   QS is way off highs. I'll wait for PennyStocksGuru 02/16/21 10:53:56 PM
#1030   Dud battery. tat4tat 02/16/21 07:11:34 PM
#1029   https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1361825654136852481 ottoman 02/16/21 07:02:38 PM
#1028   Soros Fund Management takes new positions in QuantumScape ottoman 02/16/21 06:33:29 PM
#1027   POPPING after hours. Up over 10% ottoman 02/16/21 04:27:56 PM
#1026   https://s26.q4cdn.com/263384136/files/doc_presentation/2021/QS-Solid-State-Lands ottoman 02/16/21 04:23:47 PM
#1025   * * $QS Video Chart 02-12-2021 * * ClayTrader 02/12/21 04:04:42 PM
#1024   Ottoman. Thx for the updates Kiwi Whalatane 02/12/21 10:03:46 AM
#1023   Great news. StocktraderDK 02/12/21 10:00:07 AM
#1022   Nice pop. I'm finally seeing more references to ottoman 02/12/21 09:21:45 AM
#1021   thanks otto. great stuff hknight54 02/11/21 06:43:13 PM
#1020   FWIW: a news blurb on "The Fly" saying ottoman 02/11/21 05:55:38 PM
#1019   looks like other battery companies were rallying while dealerschool2006 02/09/21 12:16:15 PM
#1018   hey, just fyi. For those that follow hknight54 02/09/21 11:34:43 AM
#1017   isn't it 3 days after they publish the uksausage 02/09/21 08:27:00 AM
#1016   Yes. Believe the lock up expires around May Whalatane 02/08/21 10:06:51 PM
#1015   Can anyone confirm my understanding that 180 days jevansac 02/08/21 06:50:24 PM
#1014   New Seeking Alpha Article: QuantumScape Corporation: A Sustainable ottoman 02/08/21 12:14:36 PM
#1013   $42 price target: QuantumScape initiated with a Neutral ottoman 02/05/21 07:46:33 AM
#1012   Maybe people are liking what Asim Hussain (CMO ottoman 02/03/21 12:29:11 PM
#1011   Broke 200sma at $48. Next res is 52.50. Actualfactual 02/03/21 12:05:32 PM
#1010   Downward bearish triangle broken through day. Bullish Actualfactual 02/03/21 10:11:30 AM
#1009   https://otcbb.swingtradebot.com/equities/QS N.Y. , NASDAQ mick 02/01/21 12:03:23 PM
#1008   FORM S-8 REGISTRATION STATEMENT just filed: ottoman 02/01/21 08:38:49 AM
#1007   Hope it will bounce back over $100 later StocktraderDK 01/31/21 02:14:44 PM
#1006   EV Battery Start-Up QuantumScape Is Driven Solely by Promise ottoman 01/30/21 07:39:11 AM
#1005   Thx for the link Kiwi Whalatane 01/29/21 10:43:37 AM
#1004   CMO @HussainAsim will be speaking on the battery ottoman 01/27/21 02:59:16 PM
#1003   It's Happening! ottoman 01/27/21 10:42:35 AM
#1002   $QS up we go again :) StocktraderDK 01/27/21 10:31:45 AM
#1001   "Electric vehicles need to arrive as fast as vaccines" ottoman 01/26/21 06:12:50 PM
#1000   "These sort of mistakes made headlines in the hknight54 01/24/21 01:07:12 PM
#999   Shareholder Lawsuit https://www.google.com/amp/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/new abc123otc 01/23/21 11:26:13 PM
#998   QS came back down to panic selling levels dealerschool2006 01/22/21 03:05:59 PM
#997   Ahhhh..... ?? So close... hknight54 01/22/21 12:12:25 PM
#996   Yall watch 51.50. It's gonna bounce off hknight54 01/22/21 12:00:08 PM
#995   nat gas for now moving to renewables - uksausage 01/22/21 08:10:12 AM
#994   Holding and praying 1000@64. NYCPuglet 01/21/21 10:50:37 PM
#993   Added some cheap calls today 10.00 No premium Tripledog 01/21/21 07:25:47 PM
#992   Make sense. GM declared they wanted to go sukus 01/21/21 06:42:40 PM
#991   I am with you 100% and keeping my StocktraderDK 01/21/21 04:02:10 PM
#990   51.50 went from support line to resistance line. hknight54 01/21/21 03:18:32 PM
#989   QuantumScape’s Bear Market Is Your All-Clear Signal ottoman 01/21/21 09:20:37 AM
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