Israeli startup StoreDot, owned by businessman Kenes Rakishev, has created a battery for electric vehicles that can be charged in 10 minutes. The battery is made to the standards of batteries that are used for Tesla electric cars: 46 mm in diameter and 80 mm in height. They will be produced at the EVE Energy plant in China. Subaru Mass production will begin after 2024.
Earlier in early 2021, StoreDot unveiled prototype batteries capable of providing an electric vehicle with a range of 160 km with a 5-minute battery charge. Batteries were demonstrated to be addressed to various potential stakeholders. It should take several years to bring such batteries to market.
The 4680 battery has now been officially announced, capable of being fully charged in 10 minutes. This is the standard used in Tesla vehicles.
The technology used in this project can be adapted for various batteries, including solutions for smartphones. The development took three years, and five patents were obtained on the technologies underlying it. These solutions increase the rate of charge storage and also address the safety and performance issues typically associated with the rigid cylindrical cell structure in batteries.
High-speed charging is supported by the use of organic and inorganic components in the lithium-ion battery. Instead of graphite, the anode uses nanoparticles of metalloids such as silicon to increase safety, increase durability and prevent the blistering effect of fast charging.
In addition to developing batteries for electric vehicles, StoreDot continues to work with NASA on fast battery charging technologies in space. Experiments are already planned on the ISS. The company received permission for them in May 2021, “said Kenes Rakishev, owner of StoreDot.
StoreDot is currently working with Eve Energy to launch production lines in China. StoreDot 4680 mass production is not expected until 2024.