We first visited this technology from StoreDot back in 2015. StoreDot recently demonstrated the charging of an electric car in 5 minutes, with a range of nearly 500 klms. I once asked the question of how you could connect and transfer that much energy so easily, but on my last trip in China, riding the 300 klm hour trains, I noticed that the train has only has one or two bars connected to the main line overhead, so its very possible given they are drawing megawatts of power for the train.
Battery can reach a full charge within only five minutes
StoreDot, an Israeli startup known for making fast-charging batteries, announced its model for EVs in 2015. The company claims that its EV battery can reach a full charge within only five minutes and can keep the car running for 300 miles. Now, to prove that its technology works, StoreDot has demonstrated its product’s charging capability on stage at the CUBE Tech Fair in Berlin. The presenters didn’t exactly have the chance to show the battery get to 100 percent, since they had to pack up before the process was done. B
While charging an EV doesn’t take a whole night these days — Tesla’s Supercharger only needs around two hours to fully charge one of the brand’s cars — a rapid-charging battery could convince new customers to make the switch. You don’t have to be worried about running out of power while in the middle of time-sensitive tasks anymore. Not when you can be in and out of a charging station in the blink of an eye.
StoreDot’s FlashBattery technology uses layers of nanomaterials and proprietary organic compounds, which it says have never been used on batteries before. The company also claims FlashBattery is safer than lithium-ion, since it’s not flammable and has a higher combustion temp. They claim we might be able to see the first EVs using the technology within three years
StoreDot CEO Dr. Doron Myersdorf said in a statement:
“Fast Charging is the critical missing link needed to make electric vehicles ubiquitous. The currently available battery technology dictates long charging times which makes the EV form of transportation inadequate for the public at large. We’re exploring options with a few strategic partners in the auto space to help us boost the production process in Asia and reach mass production as soon as possible.”
EV FlashBattery Cost
Although the EV FlashBattery enables the remarkable feature of 5-minute vehicle charging, this will not increase the price of the electric vehicle. As the manufacturing process uses traditional capital equipment, with mostly standard processing, the EV FlashBattery cost is aligned with Li-ion industry’s cost reduction curve over the coming years, and will benefit the expected economies of scale of the industry as a whole.
Safe and eco-friendly
EV FlashBattery architecture is built with a highly stable electrode structure, and contains materials that are far less flammable and more stable at high temperatures than traditional Li-ion technology. Consumer safe, EV FlashBattery incorporates a multi-layer safety-protection structure. In addition, FlashBattery is environmentally safer than a Li-ion battery, utilizing organic compounds and a friendlier aquatic based manufacturing process.
Organic compounds and super-fast charging – Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot