By 2021, the Co amount in NMC-811 will decrease by 69% in contrast to that of NMC-111. Recently, many battery manufactures such as LG Chem and SK innovation have announced that they will start the production of new NMC-811 battery materials in the near future. In addition, BMW also expects to use NMC-811 battery cells in its new BMW i5 in 2021.
2019: As we can see, there will be two generations of NCM 811 battery cells. While the first generation NCM 811 battery cells will have common anodes made with graphite, the second generation will get anodes made with graphite mixed with a bit of silicon to increase energy density. The battery cell sample with an energy density of 304 Wh/kg belongs to the second generation – and is probably still a year away from mass production. However, the first generation is ready and there are already at least two electric cars confirmed to get it in the coming months. They are the upcoming Chinese electric cars NIO ES6 and the GAC Aion S. Anyway, considering that the PEUGEOT e-208, DS 3 CROSSBACK E-Tense, Opel e-Corsa and the Volkswagen ID 3 (Neo) will have battery packs made with CATL cells, they might be the first European electric cars to get NCM 811 battery cells. In the case of the PSA electric cars we already know that the 50 kWh battery packs will be liquid cooled and be able to fast charge from 0 to 80 percent in 30 minutes – at 100 kW DC fast chargers. The other contestant is the Mercedes-Benz EQC, which is expected to get NCM 811 battery cells from SK Innovation later this year.
Reuters 2020 – China’s biggest maker of batteries for electric vehicles, has begun mass production of high-nickel batteries, its chairman told investors last Friday. The so-called NCM 811 battery contains 80 percent nickel, 10 percent cobalt and 10 percent manganese, it has a longer lifespan and allows electric vehicles to go further on a single charge. CATL, which is building a battery plant in Germany, is expected to further expand battery production capacity in the next two years.