Second generation NMC cells in Renault Zoe
What do we already know about LG Chem battery achievements?
I have the information that the second generation NMC cells that will be used, have 65 Ah capacity and weight less than 1 kg. This means an energy density a little more than 240 Wh/kg.
These LG Chem cells will make the Zoe have a 300 km real world range, or more than 400 km in the unreliable NEDC.
We can expect the future Zoe to maintain the number of 192 cells in the battery pack. Let’s do the math: 192 x 65 Ah x 3,75 V = 46,8 kWh
People worried about the charging time shouldn’t, future Zoe will be able to charge at 100 kW DC with CCS (Combined Charging System). Should also maintain the ability to charge at 22 kW AC or even 43 kW with its internal chameleon charger.
I predict that Chevrolet Bolt will have a similar battery pack. Weight and aerodynamic of the car will dictate the range difference in relation to Zoe.