A South Korean company has just experienced a technological breakthrough as it has developed a new technology called hollow-cored lithium-ion battery, which will possibly be used for the future Apple Car that is currently being developed under the Project Titan program.
However, based on the etNews report, the specific name of the South Korean company that Apple is working with in regards to the development of the company's future car battery is not released to the public.
An executive of the unnamed South Korean company has stated, "because we made an NDA with Apple, we cannot discuss any information regarding this project."
The new hollow-core battery technology that will be used in the Apple Car enables a battery cell to have more surface per battery volume instead of the closed cylindrical standard batteries. This also enables a better efficiency in the utilization of heat that is generated in the normal charge and discharge cycle.
The gas that is coming from the hollow-core battery will go through the center channel, making the entire process of dispersion safer.
The hollow-cored cylindrical battery can also enable further engineering to improve better electrical connections that go through in a parallel direction in the series without the need for welding, a hassle maintenance work on the repairs and possible battery cell replacements, instead of getting to replace the whole bank if a cell fails to function properly.
The batteries made by the South Korean company for Apple is rumored to be very small, just like the size of two fingers.
It is still unsure if the hollow core technology can be increased in size and scaled to a size that can support a possible Apple Car, or if it will still yield the same benefits with that of its potential increase in size. Bob Mansfield, a former executive at Apple, is said to have taken leadership of the project.
In the mean time, Apple is having a low profile regarding the development of the Apple Car, as it hides it under the shell company, SixtyEightResearch, LLC, located in Sunnyvale, California.