Dyson, the British technology company that designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, has invested $15 million in battery start-up, Sakti3.
According to the Guardian, Sakti3 which was formed at the University of Michigan, claims its has developed next generation solid-state technology that can store twice as much energy as traditional rechargeable batteries.
The company promises to double the battery life of smartphones, while also enabling electric cars to drive nearly 1,000 kilometres before having to recharge.
Sakti3 has already received investments from General Motors, following claims that its batteries have an energy density twice that of current commercially available lithium-ions.
According to the Guardian, Dyson has entered into a joint development agreement to commercialise Sakti3’s solid-state battery technology, which uses solid lithium electrodes instead of a liquid mix of chemicals.
In September, Dyson launched its ‘360 Eye robot’ which has its own app to allow users to control, schedule and analyse data from their smartphone.
The machine gets to work autonomously using a unique 360 vision system to build detailed maps of its environment.