Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced
- Jan 21, 2021 11:18 am GMTJan 21, 2021 11:17 am GMT
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This development may be game changing. It is for that reason that I bring this article to your attention. The source is The Guardian, unfortunately not my favorite source. But the story is too good to ignore. A Google search on StoreDot gives quite a few other articles on the subject, including from Bloomberg, The Times of Israel and from the company, StoreDot, themselves.
StoreDot has already demonstrated its “extreme fast-charging” battery in phones, drones and scooters and the 1,000 batteries it has now produced are to showcase its technology to carmakers and other companies. Daimler, BP, Samsung and TDK have all invested in StoreDot, which has raised $130m to date and was named a Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneer in 2020.
The batteries can be fully charged in five minutes but this would require much higher-powered chargers than used today. Using available charging infrastructure, StoreDot is aiming to deliver 100 miles of charge to a car battery in five minutes in 2025.
In addition, StoreDot says
"...we are not releasing a lab prototype, we are releasing engineering samples from a mass production line. This demonstrates it is feasible and it’s commercially ready.”
I do not see any articles on this in Energy Central. No doubt there will be more. I hope members will weigh in on the technology and its feasibility and costs. Obviously, if true, there are even longer range implications for battery storage.
Note: My apologies to Rafael Herzberg. I just saw this report from yesterday.