Let me point out straight off it's still in the experimental phase but still, this is a pretty big deal. 500 miles per charge is probably a reflection of perhaps a 30-50% increase in energy density, as that's often what SSBs are quoted as having such an advantage over conventional battery packs. So if GM's 200kwh batteries become 300kwh batteries by the year 2030 or 2035 that truly makes EV pickup trucks practical for a massive portion of the private and commercial uses. Also EV garbage trucks are on the cusp of being practical and are another area where it's likely that we'd see a rapid adoption if they had 50% the energy density at comparable or lower costs to today's battery tech.
But most importantly: high energy density really starts making EV sports cars more practical. That's the clear path forward for us as enthusiasts.
Originally Posted by Car and Driver