BASQUEVOLT launches its ‘Cell Sample Manufacturing Plant (A-Sample)’ for next generation batteries

Battery Tech

  • This ‘A- Sample Line’ has managed to produce the first 20Ah cells and is expected to be able to manufacture 80Ah cells by the end of this year
  • The plant was built in just 8 months, covers 4,500m2 and has the capacity to house 80 workers between engineering and production functions.
  • It is divided into 4 rooms and has processes that meet the current standards of the lithium-ion battery industry. These include the manufacturing of the patented electrolyte, an element that makes the company unique in the battery technology manufacturing sector.


A step ahead in the company

Only 2 years after its foundation, Basquevolt now has a prototype manufacturing plant for its own cells, which also includes a production area for its patented electrolyte (gel polymer), a key element in the innovation of this new generation of batteries.

The plant, whose construction began in the summer of last year, is already operational and has state-of-the-art machinery for the manufacture of battery cells, which has enabled it to produce its first 20Ah cells. The first samples for potential customers will leave this plant in the coming months of 2024. Likewise, in a few months´ time, the aim is to scale up the production process to 80Ah cells, which would mean obtaining cells with sufficient energy density for the manufacture of battery packs for electric cars.

Current technology vs. Basquevolt technology

The batteries manufactured here are the basis for a ‘revolution’ in the electric mobility sector, as their technology is different from that currently used in European gigafactories or even those installed in Spain. Compared to the technology of traditional lithium-ion batteries (liquid state) that are mass-produced in these gigafactories, the technology being developed at Basquevolt is already considered to be ‘the battery technology of the future’, as the solid state will allow a ‘new generation battery’: with higher energy density (up to 50% more), safer (less flammable) and less expensive (around 30% less, as the materials used for its manufacture – polymers and others – entail a lower cost both in raw materials and their handling during the production process).

One more step towards the ‘real democratisation of the electric vehicle’.

Our objective as a company is to contribute to the real democratisation of electric vehicles with ´made in Europe´ technology. And for this, it is not enough to establish regulatory frameworks to banner combustion vehicles… it is necessary that this objective can become a reality for the billions of people who currently cannot afford the cost of an electric vehicle, which is much higher than that of traditional internal combustion vehicles”, says Francisco Carranza, CEO of Basquevolt.

BASQUEVOLT´s mission is to find the formula that will make the cost of electric vehicles cheaper, in short, to democratise them. Undoubtedly, this new prototype manufacturing plant for our battery cells brings us one step closer to achieving our ultimate goal: to contribute to a real and sustainable decarbonisation for all“.

A production process that can be ‘transferred’ to the current battery production model

One of the main objectives when building this production line was to obtain – both in the installed machinery and in the established manufacturing process – the ‘maximum degree of adaptability to the current battery factories and giga-factories installed in the world’.

In this way, Basquevolt technology can be produced about 90% in a similar way as traditional batteries are produced. This is the so-called ‘retrofit’, i.e. the ability of a production process to adapt to the standard manufacturing process of the market as much as possible. 

Source: BASQUEVOLT launches its ‘Cell Sample Manufacturing Plant (A-Sample)’ for next generation batteries