The Israeli startupworking on a new technology that will significantly accelerate loading while increasing their of life. StoreDot estimates that their battery does not lose performance, even after more than 1,500 recharging cycles.
Currently, this ultra-fast technology can charge the equivalent of 160 km in just five minutes. The idea is to achieve a similar recharge in three minutes in 2028 and then in just two minutes in 2032.
is an expert in what is known as extreme (XFC) for electric vehicles. This demonstration is not only of practical interest, but also and above all organic, as the longer the batteries will work, the less they need to be replaced and therefore thrown out. The ultimate goal of this research is therefore to reduce the environmental impact of the future overproduction of batteries for electric cars.
Its development program has already made it possible to producecapable of exceeding 1,200 consecutive fast charging cycles without damage or loss of performance, unlike fast charging in use. StoreDot even estimates that this performance can remain relatively high up to 1,700 cycles.
Patented active nanoparticles
These achievements are due to a technology based on patented active nanoparticles, which acceleratesions and which replace traditional in lithium-ion batteries, all powered by . Here, the algorithms make it possible to automatically disconnect an overheated cell before reconnecting it once the problem is resolved. This avoids damaging it too much and damaging the surrounding cells. It also significantly reduces the risk of fire.
The problem of longevity ofelectricity is fundamental, on the eve of a historic shift from thermal to all (or almost) electrified. This is why many companies and manufacturers are currently working on alternatives to the traditional lithium-ion battery.
The Chinese GAC has even become the first manufacturer to market a model equipped with a battery based onextracted from graphite, self-derived . Its main advantage is to be faster to recharge, but also more resistant and therefore less prone to wear. For its part, the American startup Our Next Energy (ONE), for example, has developed a battery that can run more than 1,200 km on a single charge. It also hopes to be able to market its first products by the end of 2023.
StoreDot will charge an electric car in 5 minutes
Article byon 25/08/2015
Afterthat it promises to recharge in less than a minute, it Israeli StoreDot wants to adapt its bio-organic battery technology to electric vehicles. The company assures that it would only take five minutes to charge its battery called FlashBattery, which would offer a at 480 kilometers.
Along with range, recharging time is one of the two main obstacles that still need to be removed, thencan be set up as viable alternatives to the internal combustion engine. The first manufacturer or manufacturers to create “The” battery technology capable of meeting one of these requirements will win the jackpot. In recent months, several companies working on promising solutions have raised significant funds. Among these are an Israeli start-up that promises it in record time. According to him, his will be able to offer a range of 480 kilometers after only five minutes of charging.
The promise seems bold given the current performance in this area. And still,has just raised $ 18 million (15.5 million euros at the current price) to fund the development of this technology after already raising $ 42 million (36 million euros) from powerful investors like Samsung. The start-up estimates that its technology can be sold in 2020. But what exactly is it? Futura-Sciences has already dedicated another article and interviewed its founder and CEO Doron Myersdorf. The technology was originally developed for .
It is based on a nanostructure made of bioorganic materials that increase the ability toand electrolyte performance. More precisely, the quantum dots are formed by nanocrystals of 2.1 in diameter made of of synthesis. In addition to outstanding performance, StoreDot also praises the ecological aspect of its innovation, which replaces organic compounds for heavy and toxic currently used in lithium-ion batteries or in . Just over a year ago, the company unveiled a prototype battery that recharges in 30 seconds. It took itself two to three years to produce a battery with the format and capacity as one which could be charged in 60 seconds.
More promising technologies in competition
StoreDot is visibly confident in the possibilities of this technology and wants to apply it to electric cars. And to announce therefore that its FlashBattery equipped with 7,000 cells would only take five minutes to be fully charged. What’s more, the composition and architecture of this battery would quadruple the number of charge-discharge cycles for existing batteries, bringing it from 500 to 2,000. It is still unknown if StoreDot will be in pole position to market its process. For other start-ups, also with significant financial support, are also in the race.
We have already mentioned in these columns the work ofwhich develops an advanced lithium-ion battery likely to double the battery life of smartphones and . The British company Dyson has invested 15 million dollars (14 million euros) in this spin-off founded in 2007 by a team of researchers from the University of Michigan (USA).
The same year the company haswas born by wearing a technology to able to double the autonomy. Called DryLyte, the process relies on a non-combustible solid electrolyte made by one with nanostructure. In late 2014, Seeo, which is also a spin-off from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, raised $ 17 million (14.7 million euros), mostly from Samsung Ventures and Google.org. The batteries is currently undergoing a nine-month evaluation program conducted in the United States by manufacturers Ford and General Motors.