ULTRA-FAST CHARGING FLASHBATTERY FOR ELECTRIC CARS
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.
The StoreDot’s battery pack that promises to recharge fully in five minutes.