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Sila Introduces Titan Silicon™, Nano-Composite Silicon Engineered for Mass Scale to Power a 20% Increase in Vehicle Range and Dramatically Reduce Charge Time

Sila has announced a recent breakthrough in EV battery technology.

The C3 Take
  • California-based EV battery company Sila has created an alternative to graphite anodes for electric vehicles with nano composite silicon (NCS).
  • Sila’s solution significantly reduces EV charging times and improves vehicle ranges by as much as 100 miles.
  • The NCS anode also emits fewer CO2 emissions than its graphite counterpart and is American made.
  • Private sector innovation is advancing clean energy progress.

“The formula used to engineer Titan Silicon powers products in-market today – in the WHOOP 4.0 fitness tracker. Since then, Sila has optimized its high-performance nano-composite silicon for mass production, which is scheduled to come online in the second half of 2024 in Sila’s facility in Moses Lake, Washington. The company also hit a major scaling milestone, completing the development of new equipment for its Moses Lake facility, making the timing right to announce worldwide availability of its NCS solutions under the Titan Silicon brand. Sila plans to manufacture enough material to power one million EVs in the next five years. Last Spring, Mercedes-Benz, the company’s first automotive customer, announced that it had selected Sila’s NCS for its luxury electric fleet, starting with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, due out by mid-decade.”

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