A battery that charges to full capacity in five minutes
For the first time it has been possible to industrially manufacture batteries that can be fully charged in just five minutes. The new one Lithium-ion battery was developed by the Israeli company StoreDot and manufactured by Eve Energy in China on standard production lines.
Replaced in the battery StoreDot is Graphite through solid-state nanoparticlesl, into which the ions penetrate faster and more easily. The structure of these nanoparticles is based on germanium, which is water-soluble and easy to process. Ultimately, StoreDot plans to use silicon, which is much cheaper. The company expects to prototype it later this year and claims the cost will be the same as existing ones Li-ion batteries will be.
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Lightning charging technology from StoreDot has a catch. Well, the charging facilities currently available can't do that that quickly. Charging to full capacity in five minutes would require much more powerful chargers than are currently available on the market. The company has a realistic goal: it plans to use the existing charging infrastructure to supply the car batteries with enough energy in a five-minute charge to achieve a vehicle range of up to 2025 km by 160. The Israelis aren't the only ones involved in a fast Battery charging technology work. Companies like Tesla, Enevate or Sila Nanotechnologies also have their own projects. They are also based on the use of semiconductors.