StoreDot batteries provide 160 km range after five minutes of charging

StoreDot batteries provide 160 km range after five minutes of charging

January 22, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The Israeli company StoreDot announced a test production of batteries with an ultra-fast charging function. The new batteries, according to the developers, will accelerate the electrification of the automotive sector and equate charging stations for electric vehicles with standard gas stations. The goal of the first batch of 1,000 batteries is to showcase the promising technology to automakers and other potential partners. StoreDot is slated for full production in 2025, with Eve Energy’s assembly lines located in China.

“The number one barrier to electric vehicle proliferation is no longer cost, it’s a concern about range. You are either afraid of getting stuck on the highway, or you have to sit for two hours at the charging station. But if the experience of an electric car owner matches up with the usual experience of refueling a car with gasoline, that worry will quickly pass, ”Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot, told The Guardian.

“The number one barrier to electric vehicle proliferation is no longer cost, it’s a concern about range. You are either afraid of getting stuck on the highway, or you have to sit for two hours at the charging station. But if the experience of an electric car owner matches up with the usual experience of refueling a car with gasoline, that worry will quickly pass, ”Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot, told The Guardian.

In addition to batteries, StoreDot also promises to tackle charging stations. After all, the rapid introduction of such batteries will not work if you do not solve the problem of the bottleneck of ultrafast charging – the charging infrastructure. It will be necessary to modernize the charging stations and their supply networks. To this end, StoreDot has teamed up with BP, which seeks to diversify its business processes and has recently been actively investing in green energy. “BP has more than 18,000 filling stations, and they understand that in 10 years these stations will become obsolete if they do not repurpose them for charging electric vehicles,” said Myersdorf.