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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


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December 08, 2020 07:03 ET (12:03 GMT)
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$QS QuantumScape CEO considers legal action after short seller report

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3682775-quantumscape-ceo-considers-legal-action-after-short-seller-report?utm_source=advfn.com&utm_medium=referral

Apr. 18, 2021 3:21 PM ETQuantumScape Corporation (QS)By: Josh Fineman, SA News Editor43 Comments
QuantumScape (NYSE:QS) CEO Jagdeep Singh said the battery maker 
is considering legal action after Scorpion Capital released a short report last week. 

QuantumScape shares have fallen 13% since the report was published.

"Some of the points in there are just, just absurd. Absurd to the point where there are... 
things that we would want to take o legal action on,” 

Singh said in an interview om CNBC's “Mad Money” show late Friday.

QuantumScape said last week in a Twitter post that QS "stands by its data, which speaks for itself. 

We have provided higher transparency than any other solid-state 
battery effort we are aware of, 
with details on current density, 
temp, 
cycle life, 
cathode thickness, 
depth of discharge, cell area, pressure."

On Friday, Cowen analyst Gabe Daoud said the QuantumScape short call "regurgitates" risks already disclosed.

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#1099   QuantumScape and Volkswagen push ahead on plans for WeTheMarket 05/14/21 01:32:03 PM
#1098   Sandy Munro interview with QS Ceo Whalatane 05/13/21 12:30:40 AM
#1097   News out https://seekingalpha.com/news/3695337-quantumscape-defended-by-mor WeTheMarket 05/12/21 01:15:18 PM
#1096   And that's 11.50, or what is the strike Chubbycherub69 05/12/21 10:52:02 AM
#1095   Warrants are like call options. They give cgw 05/12/21 10:47:41 AM
#1094   New to buying warrants and have questions. Chubbycherub69 05/12/21 10:32:38 AM
#1093   "Quantum Leap" Article ratler3311 05/04/21 04:44:30 AM
#1092   www.stockscores.com/chart.asp?TickerSymbol=QS&TimeRange=180&Interval=d&Vo mick 05/02/21 07:38:21 PM
#1091   www.stockscores.com/chart.asp?TickerSymbol=QS&TimeRange=180&Interval=d&Vo mick 05/02/21 07:38:21 PM
#1090   Good entry? Yooo 04/29/21 07:36:14 AM
#1089   https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/biden-climate-change-summit-04-22-22/inde pauly3 04/22/21 10:22:22 AM
#1088   President Biden hosting an international climate change summit pauly3 04/22/21 10:20:39 AM
#1087   * * $QS Video Chart 04-21-2021 * * ClayTrader 04/21/21 04:57:35 PM
#1086   * * $QS Video Chart 04-20-2021 * * ClayTrader 04/20/21 05:13:58 PM
#1085   $29 MAJOR SUPPORT thank you for replying $QS mick 04/19/21 09:14:28 PM
#1084   I CAN ONLY HOPE QS POPS FER MANY -TEFFY-TRADER- 04/19/21 07:37:15 PM
#1083   TRUE, $QS QuantumScape CEO considers legal action after mick 04/19/21 05:22:12 PM
#1082   Quantumscape Corp (QS) mick 04/19/21 05:15:31 PM
#1081   * * $QS Video Chart 04-19-2021 * * ClayTrader 04/19/21 04:53:32 PM
#1080   Talk about manipulation ,it's ugly here , this -TEFFY-TRADER- 04/19/21 09:56:13 AM
#1079   QuantumScape CEO considers legal action after short seller WeTheMarket 04/18/21 03:44:35 PM
#1078   Quantumscape Corp (QS) mick 04/18/21 02:34:53 PM
#1077   That says it all: Fake short report. stargazer123 04/17/21 05:53:09 PM
#1076   * * $QS Video Chart 04-16-2021 * * ClayTrader 04/16/21 05:13:36 PM
#1075   Thank you whalatane. mike_usa 04/15/21 10:28:22 PM
#1074   I am not saying anything, but my Uncle Norton1973 04/15/21 05:53:35 PM
#1073   The short report claims ( from memory ) Whalatane 04/15/21 05:31:04 PM
#1072   * * $QS Video Chart 04-15-2021 * * ClayTrader 04/15/21 04:51:55 PM
#1071   My take on the short report 1) It’s Whalatane 04/15/21 03:36:03 PM
#1070   QuantumScape falls after new short report from Scorpion Capital WeTheMarket 04/15/21 09:16:10 AM
#1069   Sorry Wrong Board. It's Late. ratler3311 04/14/21 05:05:42 AM
#1068   Sorry Wrong Board ratler3311 04/14/21 05:05:28 AM
#1067   Where are the cheerleaders on this board? ratler3311 04/13/21 04:43:48 AM
#1066   * * $QS Video Chart 04-01-2021 * * ClayTrader 04/01/21 06:10:30 PM
#1065   https://ir.quantumscape.com/news/news-details/2021/QuantumScape-Meets-Volkswagen Whalatane 04/01/21 12:25:49 PM
#1063   looks like there are few people with sour somesilk 03/28/21 02:42:18 AM
#1062   * * $QS Video Chart 03-26-2021 * * ClayTrader 03/26/21 05:47:08 PM
#1061   * * $QS Video Chart 03-25-2021 * * ClayTrader 03/25/21 06:14:39 PM
#1060   Why the sell off from $64 besides the Whalatane 03/25/21 03:09:56 PM
#1059   So what’s your opinion on the sell off esi23 03/24/21 08:00:52 PM
#1058   Oh I agree that the technology is game Whalatane 03/24/21 07:55:11 PM
#1057   Makes sense. I’m still long here. esi23 03/24/21 07:31:07 PM
#1056   I think todays meltdown was more Whalatane 03/24/21 07:29:01 PM
#1055   * * $QS Video Chart 03-24-2021 * * ClayTrader 03/24/21 05:44:25 PM
#1054   Taking a beating the last few days must esi23 03/24/21 04:10:56 PM
#1053   JMO but the market may be taking the Whalatane 03/24/21 01:38:59 PM
#1052   From Barons re cash raise ( part of Whalatane 03/23/21 12:44:30 PM
#1051   JL. thx for the follow up . Whalatane 03/23/21 12:11:04 PM
#1050   WTF happened to all the money QS has pauly3 03/23/21 11:19:35 AM
#1049   Kiwi.... Sorry I have pretty much avoided this board..and jessellivermore 03/23/21 10:32:32 AM
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