EV: Fancy full charge in 5 minutes?
With just 5 minutes of charge giving 300 miles (480 km) of driving distance twice as fast as the quickest charger currently on the market, it's bound to rise a few eyebrows.
StoreDot CEO Dr. Doron Myersdorf says, “The fast-charge battery is the result of our focus on commercializing the materials we have discovered.”
It's not just the charge speed that interesting observers. StoreDot's battery offers other environmental credentials.
According to the company other batteries contain toxic, polluting heavy-metals, while StoreDot’s EV FlashBattery™ contains proprietary electrolyte, an ecologically-friendly material, while meshing polymers and metal oxide together – “materials that leave a minimal environmental footprint,” the company explains on its website.
The company, founded in 2012, still classes itself as a start-up, but is confident that soon is about to charge. Dr. Myersdorf is so confident in the technology that he's already said that StoreDot will show a EV battery that can charge in just three minutes at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
“We are 100 percent sure we can deliver, because the knowhow of how you take one cell and combine thousands of them together has already been done by Tesla,” he said.
“The user-experience would be exactly like refuelling, but without fumes Myersdorf said.
“It would really boost adoption of electric vehicles. It would be a game-changer.” he added.
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| 23/09/2015 | Jonathan Green