Tesla travels 752 miles with prototype battery from Michigan company Our Next Energy


(WXYZ) – A Michigan battery technology company said it tested a battery concept that allowed an electric vehicle to travel 752 miles without recharging.

Our Next Energy, Inc. (ONE), based in Novi, said the vehicle was road tested in Michigan in late December at an average speed of 55 mph.

Range is approximately double the average battery range of an electric vehicle on currently available models.

According to ONE, they modified a Tesla Model S with the battery.

The company said the results were validated by a third party using a dyno where the test vehicle traveled 882 miles at 55 mph.

“We want to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by eliminating range anxiety, which is holding back most consumers today,” ONE Founder and CEO Mujeeb Ijaz said in a statement. “We are now focused on evolving this proof-of-concept battery into a new product called Gemini™, which will enable long-distance trips on a single charge while improving cost and safety by using durable materials.”

Currently, electric vehicles rely on fast charging stations like Tesla Superchargers and others across the country on long car trips.

According to Car & Driver, the project did not change the efficiency of the Model S and only used a larger capacity battery.

ONE said it plans to start production of its first product, Aries, in late 2022 and a production prototype of its battery, Gemini, in 2023.


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