Votewillforcongress – The problem with charging an electric car can be solved. Fast battery charging can overcome range and charging anxiety, a major obstacle to general acceptance of EV. The Israeli lithium-ion battery StoreDot, based in Herzliya, has developed a battery composition consisting of lithium-ion batteries and fast charging components.
StoreDot batteries deliver about a third of the energy density compared to lithium batteries, but are estimated to cost twice the price of competing lithium batteries. StoreDot was founded in 2012 by CEO Doron Myerdorf and his partners in Tel Aviv. In December 2018, StoreDot entered the FlashBattery mass production mode for consumer electronics with Chinese manufacturer EVE Energy Co.
Unfortunately, StoreDot is set to make a mass impact by 2025 if it can find the right strategic partners, CEO Doron Myersdorf said in an interview. This work began at the end of November 2019 when EVE Energy signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Israeli based battery startup StoreDot Ltd to manufacture fast charging batteries in China.
The short-term objectives between the two parties are to complete the testing of products and the manufacture of samples, and to start small-scale production of ultra-fast charging batteries.
In 2001, Shenzhen-listed EVE Energy signed a contract with Daimler AG in August 2018 to supply electric vehicle batteries for the next ten years. Daimler started manufacturing electric vehicles in China from 2019 and is aiming for electric versions of all its vehicles to be available by 2022.
However, the invention will take time to become commercially viable because ultra-fast charging requires a much higher charger than is currently available, reports the Guardian. Electric cars, which are a big part of the global effort to tackle the climate crisis, have faced the challenge of batteries that take hours to fully charge.
About 1,000 batteries developed by StoreDot were manufactured in China by the German company Eve Systems and are intended, according to The Guardian, to showcase the technology to other automakers and businesses.
“We are proud to make this sample available, but today’s performance is just the beginning,” StoreDot CEO Doron Myersdorf said in a statement.
“We are on the verge of revolutionizing the charging experience of electric vehicles which will remove a major obstacle to mass adoption of electric vehicles.”
“Charging a lithium-ion battery for the past five minutes is considered impossible,” Myersdorf added in an interview with The Guardian. “But we are not releasing a prototype from the laboratory, but releasing engineering samples from a mass production line. This shows that it is commercially viable and ready.”
“The obstacle to extra fast charging is no longer the battery,” he said, adding that StoreDot is working with BP to upgrade charging stations and the network it provides.
Prof Chao-Yang Wang of the Center for Battery and Energy Storage Technology at Pennsylvania State University in the USA told The Guardian: “I think such fast-charging batteries will be available for the mass market in three years. It will no longer be not expensive, in fact it makes it possible for car manufacturers to reduce the battery size on board, while still eliminating distance anxiety and thus dramatically reducing the cost of the vehicle battery. ”
The new batteries have replaced graphite with semiconductor nanoparticles, which can pass more easily and in less time. In addition, the company strives to provide adequate retaliation for 160 kilometers within five minutes.