Good news! Sila Nanotechnologies, a California company specializing in battery materials, will provide the first silicon-based anodes for the future Mercedes EQG.
Mercedes is the first automaker to get the long-awaited "Titan Silicon" battery material, which has been under development for years. The company says that its Titan Silicon is the first commercially proven safe and clean complete graphite anode alternative made to significantly improve the performance of electric vehicles.
This means much faster charging times and a 20% improvement in range compared to current battery technology. By the year 2028, Sila Nanotechnologies wants one million electric vehicles to be Titan Silicon-powered, with EQG being the first to go live in late 2024. For those who have forgotten, the Mercedes EQG is expected to have four motors and a range of more than 300 miles.