StoreDot, which recently promoted its innovative battery, did it not with a laboratory prototype, but with engineering samples coming out of the mass production line. Here are the details:
One of the reasons why electric vehicles are considered cold nowadays is their long charging time. Many companies are working hard to achieve a revolutionary innovation in this field. The Israeli startup StoreDot is one of the companies that seem very close to this goal.
StoreDot claims that electric vehicles can be charged in just 5 minutes with the innovative battery cells it has developed. The company, which does not leave this claim to theory, has also started the production of the cells in question. The cells are produced in China by a company called EVE Energj. In the battery cells developed by the company, semiconductor nanoparticles are used instead of the graphite used in the anode of traditional cells. In this way, it is stated that the problems related to safety and life cycle of the battery are overcome.
The battery cells developed by the company can be seen as a breakthrough innovation, but according to the company’s statement, much more powerful chargers than today must be used to achieve this time. Using the existing charging infrastructure, StoreDot aims to provide a range of 160 kilometers with 5 minutes of charging by 2025.
“A 5-minute charge with lithium-ion batteries was considered impossible. But today we are here not with a laboratory prototype, but with engineering samples that came off the production line. This shows that the technology we have developed is feasible and commercially ready,” said Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot. ” gave his statements.
The nanoparticles (compared to graphite) used in StoreDot’s battery can support ions to move more efficiently. According to the information given, these nanoparticles are germanium-based and easier to manufacture. The next goal of the company is to use much cheaper silicon in its batteries.