Mercedes-Benz promises that the electrified G-Class will use energy-dense batteries starting in 2025.

From 2025, Mercedes-Benz will use a new, more energy-dense battery in its future electrified G-Class, according to the company.

On Tuesday, it announced a solution to the difficulty of powering massive electric vehicles without weighing them down with heavy batteries.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the battery is 20-40 percent more energy dense than equivalent cells currently available and was developed by start-up Sila Nanotechnologies.

Silicon, which Tesla stated it will increase its use of in its batteries by 2020, is a better option than graphite, which comes from China 70% of the time.

Sila Nanotechnologies, a California-based battery start-up, has named Mercedes-Benz as its first automotive customer.

which said in early May that it will invest tens of millions of dollars in a new plant in Washington state that would open in 2024.

The premium carmaker owns a small share in the unlisted Sila, which also collaborates with BMW.

Last year, Sila, which was created by a former Tesla engineer, raised a further $590 million (approximately Rs. 4,575 crore).boosting its valuation to an estimated $3.3 billion (roughly Rs. 25,593 crore). 

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