StoreDot, a pioneer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles, has successfully completed a public demonstration of its ability to charge a full-scale electric vehicle battery cell with the energy for 100 miles in just five minutes, live on stage.
The presentation took place at EcoMotion Week 2022 in Israel, an increasingly popular global event that brings together leading car makers including General Motors, Volvo, Ford, Continental, The Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance and Hyundai. It further validates StoreDot’s ‘100inX’ strategic technology roadmap, which hopes to transform automotive travel and facilitate the rapid transition to a more sustainable, zero-emissions future by delivering 100in5 by 2024, 100in3 by 2028 and 100in2 in by 2032.
The demonstration featured a 300×100 mm pouch cell produced at EVE energy’s manufacturing plant in China. The battery was charged under a 10-minute time limit, during which the cell charged to 20Ah, exceeding the 0% to 80% capacity target set for the demonstration.
The cell maintained a charge rate capable of adding 100 miles of range every 5 minutes of charging. At no point did the battery temperature exceed 33-degree Celsius, well below the recommended operating temperature set by StoreDot’s engineers and all critical parameters of the cell performed at an optimum level.
“Successfully proving StoreDot’s extreme fast charging battery technology in front of a live audience demonstrates the complete confidence we have in our roadmap to deliver a global step-change in electric mobility,” said StoreDot CEO Doron Myersdorf.
“Away from the stage, our transformative technology continues to undergo testing by leading automotive manufacturers in grueling conditions, ensuring no stone is left unturned in the strategic pursuit of delivering excellence to our customers and consigning EV range anxiety to the history books.”
You can see a three-minute version of the live demo in the video below:
“Today’s demonstration represents the successful passing of another milestone on StoreDot’s ambitious technology road map,” said Yaron Fein, VP R&D at StoreDot.
“Our intensive development program has already delivered batteries capable of exceeding 1200 consecutive extreme fast cycles and we aim to complete the scaling up of more than 1000 cycles in our EV-size cells by the end of this year. We remain poised to achieve 100in5 by 2024, whilst remaining firmly on track to deliver our ultimate goal of 100in2 by 2032.”
In April, Volvo Cars announced it is investing in StoreDot, through its venture capital arm the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. The investment gives Volvo Cars the opportunity to collaborate closely with StoreDot on exciting new battery technology, as Volvo aims to become a pure electric car company by 2030. By working together with Volvo Cars, StoreDot aims to accelerate the time to market for its technology, targeting mass production by 2024.