A groundbreaking new electric car battery technology which is set to revolutionise driving may be close to being released.
Israeli company StoreDot says its XFC (extreme fast charging) will be ready for production by next year, with batteries able to gain up to 100 miles of range in just five minutes.
StoreDot intends to push the boundaries of EV tech further, with its roadmap suggesting that by 2028 charging times could be down to just three minutes, with two minutes possible by 2032.
Its plans have already drawn the attention of 15 of the world’s leading automotive brands from Europe, Asia and the US who have been putting the XFC tech to the test.
StoreDot claims that its redesigned Li-ion battery has an unprecedented energy density, outperforming rival tech and making it possible for car manufacturers to design EVs with smaller pack sizes that can be charged in minutes.
The revolutionary technology is achieved by replacing the graphite in the cell’s anode with nano-sized silicon particles, which combine with proprietary synthesised organic and inorganic particles. Testing has shown that the battery can endure more than 1,000 consecutive charges without losing its power or capacity.
The arrival of new fast-charging battery technology could make driving an electric vehicle more accessible than ever before.
For decades, worrying about range was a major concern for EV owners, but fast-charging batteries could change this.
The gap between available charging points and new EV purchases, highlighted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ survey, could be eradicated with minutes-long charging speeds.
StoreDot has the backing of investors and partners including Daimler, bp, VinFast, Volvo Cars, Polestar, Ola Electric, Samsung, TDK and EVE Energy.
With such a strong team in place, StoreDot’s plans might be just around the corner. If XFC technology lives up to expectations, it could have a major impact on the EV industry, and potentially accelerate the transition away from petrol and diesel cars.