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Nyobolt unveils six-minute charge car

Nic Ryan

Nyobolt has revealed the first concept electric vehicle (EV) with its breakthrough battery technology, designed by Julian Thomson, developed and executed with CALLUM.

The UK developer of extreme-rapid charging batteries, Nyobolt, claims that the vehicle can charge fully and repeatedly in less than six minutes, which is a new record in automotive electrification.

The Nyobolt EV weighs closer to one tonne than two, uses a 35kWh battery and is capable of fully charging with up to 250 km range in under six minutes with existing charging infrastructure - future cars with this type of extreme-rapid charging battery have the potential for much lower running costs than EVs currently on the market.

Nyobolt has tested its batteries for over 2,000 extreme-rapid charge cycles without significant performance loss, paving the way for the development of ultra-efficient and lightweight EVs.

The technology is not limited to small batteries as larger packs can also be made, and could also be charged in a matter of minutes once higher capacity 1MW charge points become available.

Julian Thomson invited design and engineering business CALLUM to collaborate in the development of the design, the resulting EV showcases how Nyobolt’s revolutionary battery technology can be readily adopted across the automotive industry.

“Unlocking the challenges faced by electric vehicle designers has been key to the development of our breakthrough fast-charging batteries,” said Sai Shivareddy, CEO at Nyobolt.

“Previously, enabling a light weight fast-charging vehicle was not possible without compromising its lifetime and so people have been relying on costly and large battery packs in the vehicle. 

“With our unique technology we have achieved a six-minute charge car, and developed smaller battery packs that can deliver more power and charge in less time.

“Our partnership with CALLUM shows how adoption of system-level technology innovations can transform the future of electric vehicles and increase accessibility of EVs, including to the 40% of UK households who can’t charge their vehicle at home overnight.”


Nybolt EV

Nyobolt’s ready-to-deploy technology will go into production in early 2024


“Nyobolt’s pioneering battery technology has provided us with a unique and inspiring opportunity to support in the design and execution of a vehicle set to mark the way forward for EV technology,” said David Fairbairn, managing director at CALLUM.

“The collaborative creativity, engineering capabilities and steadfast efforts of Nyobolt, Julian Thomson and CALLUM have resulted in an EV that is not only exciting technically for the industry, but something that is beautiful to behold, too.”