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Israel’s StoreDot demos electric vehicle battery that can recharge in 10 minutes

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StoreDot, an Israeli developer of extreme fast-charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles, held a live public demonstration of its capabilities on Wednesday, charging a full-scale electric vehicle battery cell in just 10 minutes.

StoreDot hopes to deliver charging technology that can power EVs for 100 miles in a charge of five minutes by 2024, reducing to three minutes by 2028 and two minutes by 2032.

The demonstration featured a 300×100 mm pouch cell produced by StoreDot’s Chinese partner, EVE Energy, which was charged under a 10-minute time limit, exceeding the 0% to 80% capacity target set for the demo, the company said. The cell maintained a charge rate capable of adding 100 miles of range every 5 minutes of charging, it said.

StoreDot, founded in 2012, is working with major partners and investors such as Volvo; BP Ventures, the venture arm of the British multinational oil and gas firm BP plc; Daimler AG, the maker of the Mercedes Benz cars; and South Korea’s Samsung Ventures to solve some of the biggest barriers to mass EV adoption, namely range anxiety — a concern among drivers that the battery will run out of power before they can get to their destination — and charging time.

The company has raised some $190 million in funding, according to Start-Up Nation Central’s finder database.

For a decade, StoreDot has been developing lithium ion-based battery technologies, using nanomaterials and organic and inorganic compounds, that enable ultra-fast charging for the mobile and industrial markets. The company says the process redefines the chemistry of conventional lithium-ion batteries, taking electric vehicle charging times from hours to minutes. This breakthrough is achieved primarily by replacing graphite in the cell’s anode with metalloid nanoparticles, such as silicon, to overcome major issues in safety, cycle life and cell swelling........

© The Times of Israel

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