UL­TRA-FAST CHARG­ING FLASH­BAT­TERY FOR ELEC­TRIC CARS

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STORE­DOT, an Is­raeli startup com­pany, last week showed off its new gen­er­a­tion of bat­ter­ies which may yet be­come the stan­dard for elec­tric ve­hi­cle rechar­ing.

Store­Dot was es­tab­lished in 2011, to sell mem­ory-stor­ing bio-or­ganic quan­tum dots made us­ing a process de­vel­oped at Tel Aviv Univer­sity.

The com­pany has in the six years since added power-stor­ing, bio-bat­tery banks for both mo­bile phones and elec­tric ve­hi­cles to its cat­a­logue.

The bat­ter­ies uses “chem­i­cally-syn­the­sised or­ganic mol­e­cules of non-bi­o­log­i­cal ori­gin” and can be fully charged in five min­utes to send an elec­tric car on its way.

Con­duct­ing the live demo of its ul­tra-fast charg­ing Flash­Bat­tery at the Cube Tech Fair in Ber­lin, Store­Dot’s co­founder and CEO Dr Doron My­ers­dorf ex­plained why the Flash­Bat­tery tech­nol­ogy will make charg­ing any elec­tric car as quick, if not quicker, than pump­ing 30 litres of petrol into a small car’s fuel tank, as it takes only five min­utes to reach a full charge on the Flash­Bat­tery, to give most elec­tric cars a range of 480 km.

Af­ter demon­strat­ing this in Ber­lin, My­ers­dorf pre­dicted the new bat­ter­ies will be in­te­grated into elec­tric ve­hi­cles dur­ing the next three years.

“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,” My­ers­dorf said. — WR.

PHOTO: STORE­DOT

The Store­Dot’s bat­tery pack that prom­ises to recharge fully in five min­utes.

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