Five-Minute Charging for Electric Cars
StoreDot, an Israeli startup, created technology that can charge a smartphone in 30 seconds and now the company says the technology can be applied to electric vehicles. The EV FlashBattery comprises thousands of cells assembled and packed in a single battery module. When fully charged, the EV FlashBattery stores enough energy for a car to travel 300 miles on a five-minute charge. Using a hybrid multifunction electrode (MFE), StoreDot's FlashBattery combines two types of energy storage solutions, incorporating the high-power rapid-charging capability of an supercapacitor with the high-energy storage ability and low self-discharge rate of a Lithium-ion battery. This optimized charging ability is achieved through an innovative electrode structure containing proprietary organic polymers with legacy lithium metal oxide (LiMO) components on the cathode end that trigger redox reactions.