Electric car batteries that add 100 miles of range in 2 mins due by 2032

Electric car batteries that add 100 miles of range in 2 mins due by 2032

Category : ,

Electric car battery developer StoreDot has revealed bold plans to manufacture batteries capable of charging speeds far in excess of those available today.

As part of its 10-year roadmap, the Israeli tech start-up intends to develop a new battery design that, it claims, can receive enough charge for 100 miles of driving range in as little as two minutes. It’s suggested this so-called ‘ultra-fast’ charging battery tech will be commercially viable for mass-production by that time, too, putting its debut at 2032. 

As manufacturers battle it out in the hotly contested fight to introduce new battery tech, StoreDot will be hoping this puts the developer in the leading pack for a breakthrough.

To facilitate these incredibly quick charging speeds, StoreDot says the batteries won’t use the lithium-ion chemistry overwhelmingly used in the electric and hybrid cars you can buy today. 

Currently, lithium-ion batteries are more cost-effective and easier to produce in higher numbers than more expensive solutions such as solid-state technologies, though they can’t hold as much electric energy as a similarly sized solid-state battery pack can.

While the end goal for StoreDot’s 10-year road map is cell chemistry that can offer 100 miles of range from a two-minute top-up, the tech company aspires to bring rapid-charging battery tech to market earlier than that. 

The company stresses it’s “firmly on track” to put into mass-production in 2024 a so-called ‘extreme fast-charging’ lithium-ion battery design that can accept up to 100 miles worth of charge in five minutes. It’s also aiming to introduce a production-ready solid-state design that requires only a three-minute charge for 100 miles of driving range.

StoreDot claims its extreme fast charging ‘100in5’ battery technology is currently being tested “in the real world by a number of automotive OEMs”, though it didn’t go as far as saying which car companies are trialling the tech.

The firm isn’t alone in seeing the potential of bringing to market batteries with greater energy density and faster potential charging times. Honda is already testing development cars with solid-state battery packs, ahead of a planned debut on a production car before 2030, and the American start-up Fisker has suggested it could launch an electric car with solid-state batteries as soon as 2023.

Check out the best electric cars to buy right now…

Source : Autoexpress.co.uk
Tags :
WLTP and RDE economy and emission tests explained

WLTP and RDE economy and emission tests explained

Category : Car News, Newsletter

Significant changes to new car emissions and fuel economy testing came into [..]

New Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato off-roader spied testing

New Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato off-roader spied testing

Category : Best cars, Newsletter

Our spies have caught the wild Lamborghini Sterrato testing, suggesting that the [..]

New Fisker Ronin EV convertible to arrive with 660-mile range

New Fisker Ronin EV convertible to arrive with 660-mile range

Category : Car News, Newsletter

American EV firm Fisker has lifted the lid on its forthcoming Ronin [..]

World’s car bosses fear supply chain crisis will slow electric car production

World’s car bosses fear supply chain crisis will slow electric car production

Category : Car Reviews, Newsletter

Bosses at the world’s biggest car manufacturers have warned that the current [..]

“Mid-sized electric cars are way beyond the financial reach of most mums and dads”

“Mid-sized electric cars are way beyond the financial reach of most mums and dads”

Category : Car News, Newsletter

You’ve seen and felt it all in recent months – prices going [..]

GM could re-enter European market with EV-only models

GM could re-enter European market with EV-only models

Category : Best cars, Car Reviews

General Motors, one of the world’s biggest car companies, could make a [..]

Used Subaru Levorg (Mk1, 2015-2020) review

Used Subaru Levorg (Mk1, 2015-2020) review

Category : Best cars, Car Reviews

There's a fundamental problem with buying a second-hand Levorg: there aren’t a [..]

New Mazda CX-5 2.5 GT Sport 2022 Review

New Mazda CX-5 2.5 GT Sport 2022 Review

Category : Car News, Newsletter

This trim grade gives the CX-5 a great standard spec list befitting [..]