StoreDot looks to decrease EV charging times
StoreDot, a speciaist in extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs), has develped a new patented technology that could help to decrease EV charging times.
The breakthrough technology covered by the patent will be made accessible to the entire market, marking a first for an advanced automotive battery company.
StoreDot said that it would be making the technology available to other organisations in order to help expand current charging infrastructure and speed up the global adoption of electric vehicles.
The patent pending technology incorporates hardware and software advances that create a “booster” feature, allowing the battery to analyze the capability of the charging station in real time and to adjust the battery’s ability to carry high current rates.
This communication between a vehicle’s XFC battery and charging system means that cells can be charged faster, safely accepting a higher current without overheating. It also has the ability to immediately boost existing infrastructure systems, enabling faster charging, and optimising future fast-charge technologies without the need to upgrade to newer equipment in the near future.
“This is an important step for the EV global community as it will allow all of us to charge faster with very minimal changes to the current infrastructure and future deployment process. That is why we believe it’s critical to offer this world-leading innovation to other organizations on an open-source basis.” said Dr Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot’s CEO.
“The global uptake and appeal of electric vehicles is crucial if we want to live in a cleaner, zero-emissions world and by sharing this novel approach StoreDot aims to play a pivotal role in helping to achieve this objective. We want to work with and support the global community, including automotive manufacturers and infrastructure providers in their missions as well, especially when the industry is facing a number of charging infrastructure deployment challenges, not least the global Semiconductor shortage.”
The company is currently in advanced talks with a number of car makers and is looking to deliver mass-produced XFC batteries, which deliver a 50% reduction in charging time at the same cost, by 2024.