Qichao Hu unveiling SES AI's 107 Ah large-format Li-Metal battery, Apollo, at Battery World 2021
SES AI Battery World 2021 highlights (1 minute)

“The world doesn’t need another battery company. The world doesn’t need another battery breakthrough. What the world needs is someone who can take a battery breakthrough and make it work. This is Apollo. This is the largest Li-Metal battery the world has ever seen.”

Dr. Qichao Hu
Founder and CEO, SES AI

Li-Metal battery R&D and production

SES AI Li-Metal battery cell production

How Apollo Li-Metal cells are produced

In just over a minute, get a fascinating look at how SES produces Apollo, the world’s first large-format 100Ah Li-Metal cells.

SES-powered Hyundai go-kart

SES AI & Hyundai on wheels

Hyundai and SES continue to collaborate on EV batteries that are lighter, higher energy density, and longer range. See our Hermes batteries in action.

SES AI batteries powering a go-kart

Off to the races:
Behind the scenes

Watch more behind-the-scenes footage of how SES produced the Hermes Li-Metal battery pack used to power a go-kart.

About SES AI

Munro Live - SES AI: The Future of Li-Metal Battery Technology

Munro Live: SES – The future of Li-Metal battery technology

Sandy Munro and Cory Steuben of Munro Live visited SES AI’s global headquarters in Boston, which is the hub of our R&D innovation for Li-Metal batteries.

SES AI's Boston facility, the center for R&D innovation and SES's global headquarters

SES AI’s global facilities

Take a 2.5-minute tour of SES AI’s facilities starting with its global headquarters and R&D center in Boston, followed by a tour of its manufacturing factories in Korea and China.

MIT where SES got its start (as SolidEnergy Systems)

SES AI origin story

Take a virtual drive through SES AI’s journey from its MIT roots to its progress in pioneering the world’s first 100 Ah Li-Metal battery in this 1.5-minute video.

Events and expert panels

SES AI Battery World panel of experts discussing building the next EV battery supply chain

Battery World 2022

Leading experts from GM, Honda, Hyundai, Ivanhoe Mines, Tianqi Lithium, and SES AI discussed building the next battery supply chain. Dr. Qichao Hu talked through new data on SES AI’s large Apollo cells.

Qichao Hu unveiling SES AI's 107 Ah large-format Li-Metal battery, Apollo, at Battery World 2021

Battery World 2021

SES AI CEO Dr. Qichao Hu unveiled Apollo, the world’s first large-format 100Ah Li-Metal cells, followed by a discussion about the future of EV battery technology with a panel of world-renowned battery experts.

SES AI's 10th anniversary Li-Metal batteries panelists

Li-Metal batteries panel

As part of SES AI’s 10th anniversary celebration, we hosted a 30-minute discussion on the progress of Li-Metal battery development and the future of this next-generation technology.


Kent Helfrich, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Global Research and Development, General Motors, President of GM Ventures

Kent Helfrich, General Motors

“It’s all about cost and range and charging. And we think the SES technology delivers on all of those promises.”
Yoshiya Josh Fujiwara of Honda R&D talks about working with SES AI

Yoshiya Josh Fujiwara, Honda R&D

“Let’s communicate closely in the common language of technology and be the first in the world to bring the Li-Metal battery to the automobile market.”
Chang Hawn Kim, VP of Energy and Environmental Chemical Systems, Hyundai

Chang Hwan Kim, Hyundai

“This technology will definitely become part of the enabling technology for our future product, giving tremendous benefit to our customers.”

Dr. Shirley Meng, Professor at University of Chicago and Chief Scientist at Arbonne National Laboratory

Dr. Shirley Meng, Argonne and University of Chicago

“SES’s data set in terms of temperature operation range and also the weight capability even exceeded our expectations.”