Sakti3

UPDATED: Sakti3 & Dyson Still Rolling

Just 18 months ago, Dyson, the British maker of bladeless fans and ridiculously expensive vacuum cleaners, shelled out $90 million to acquire Sakti3, a super secretive battery company based on patents held by the University of Michigan. Sakti3 claimed years ago that it had developed a solid-state lithium battery that is less expensive than a conventional lithium-ion battery and has double the power density. It also won’t explode or burst into flames the way a conventional battery can. (See: Samsung Galaxy Note 7.) However, none of its claims have ever been proven publicly in the real world and the company has been reluctant to allow outsiders to independently validate its technology. The Dyson Sakti3 battery deal has now been abandoned, says a report in Quartz.

Dyson Buys Sakti3

Originally published on EV Obsession. The well respected consumer electronics company Dyson has agreed to acquire the solid-state lithium-ion battery startup Sakti3 for $90 million, according to recent reports. Previous to this announcement, the British company had already agreed to invest $15 million into Sakti3. The news founder and primary … [continued]

43 Battery Storage Companies To Watch

As I wrote in my piece on cleantech trends from 2014 and expected cleantech trends in 2015, the battery storage market is really blossoming. There are now quite a number of battery startups and battery departments within big corporations that seem to have promising products arriving on the market or soon to arrive … [continued]