As part of its 10-year roadmap, the Israeli tech startup intends to develop a new battery design that it claims can charge enough for a 100-kilometer driving distance in as little as two minutes. It is thought that this so-called ‘ultra-fast’ rechargeable battery technology will also be commercially viable for mass production by that time, making its debut in 2032.
As manufacturers battle it out in the bitter battle to introduce new battery technology, StoreDot will be hoping this puts developers in the lead for a breakthrough.
Currently, lithium-ion batteries are more cost-effective and easier to produce in higher quantities than more expensive solutions such as solid-state technology, although they cannot hold as much electrical energy as a battery pack. solids of similar size.
While the ultimate goal of StoreDot’s 10-year roadmap is cell chemistry that can provide a 100-mile range from a two-minute initial charge, the tech company hopes to bring fast-charging battery technology to market soon. more than that.
The company emphasizes that it is “on track” to put into mass production by 2024 an ‘ultra-fast-charging’ lithium-ion battery design that can charge up to 100 miles in 5 minutes. It also aims to introduce a production-ready solid-state design that requires just a three-minute charge for a 100-mile driving range.
StoreDot claims its ultra-fast-charging ‘100in5’ battery technology is currently being tested “in the real world by several automotive OEMs”, although it doesn’t go as far as to say which car companies are testing the technology. this technology.
The company is not alone in seeing the potential to bring to market batteries with greater energy density and potentially faster charging times. Honda’s motobike Currently testing cars in development with solid-state battery packs, ahead of a planned launch of a production car before 2030, and US startup Fisker has hinted it could launch launch an electric car with a solid-state battery by 2023 at the earliest.