StoreDot EV battery takes you 300 miles in 5 minutes
StoreDot make a name for itself in the EV market by making fast charging batteries. In a market that is increasingly ripe for electric cars, this is good news. But as a global consumer tech hurdle, this is huge. Inherently a nanotechnology company, the Israeli startup has made a splash once again at a TechFair in Berlin.
Nanotechnology that goes well with a Tesla
According to an official blog, the battery can last 300 miles on a single charge. This is great news, as it is better than what is considered the best in the market. The core technology is a product of developments in nanotechnology. StoreDot CEO made the following says “Fast Charging is the critical missing link needed to make electric vehicles ubiquitous,” Says Dr. Doron Myersdorf, Co-Founder and CEO of StoreDot. “The currently available battery technology dictates long charging times which makes the EV form of transportation inadequate for the public at large. We’re exploring options with a few strategic partners in the auto space to help us boost the production process in Asia and reach mass production as soon as possible”.
Using a proprietary technique named FlashBattery, the start-up has made a battery that is non flammable. Nanomaterials are only half the story: the batteries also contain organic compounds. Although novel, the pitfalls of niche technologies remain shrouded until consumer data can be gathered. However, there are some problems that could be likely.
As with anything, there will be downsides for any cutting edge technology. There are some blanket problems that technologies like this battery would have to deal with. Here are two:
- Power Budget: Even though each individual battery is capable of charging a battery up to 300 miles in 5 minutes, our power infrastructure will still not allow for it for current EV.
- Heating: As the battery packs for EV are high in kWh, even the smallest battery inefficiency will result in heating. There are no official statements on the official efficiency metrics from StoreDot, however this is a problem to be expected.