Short Bytes: An Israel-based startup named StoreDot has showcased their battery technology Flash Battery at the CUBE Tech Fair Berlin. The company demonstrated their battery which can be charged in five minutes to run an electric car for 300 miles. It’s expected arrive in the next three years.One of the reasons you won’t go for an electric car these days is the charging time. If not a day, it can take hours to charge an average car battery.
Companies like Tesla, through their supercharging stations, have found ways to pump electrons to their models in around two hours. Still, many people won’t prefer this if they run out of fuel on a highway.
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Now, what’s if there is a car battery that charges faster than your smartphone? An Israel-based startup named StoreDot thinks their battery can save a lot of precious time in your lives. They claim their battery can be fully charged in just 5 minutes and power an electric car for around 300 miles.
StoreDot demonstrated a proof-of-concept of their futuristic FlashBattery technology at the CUBE Tech Fair in Berlin. It isn’t a Li-ion battery and uses a combination of gradient layers of nanomaterials and proprietary organic compounds.
StoreDot says that the use of graphite in Li-ion batteries reduces their capacity to sustain at high temperatures while fast charging, making them inflammable. However, this is not the case with FlashBattery. Credit is given to their home-made chemical compound which has a higher temperature of combustion and also reduces the resistance of the battery cell to increase safety.
“The currently available battery technology dictates long charging times which makes the EV form of transportation inadequate for the public at large,” says Dr. Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot’s co-founder, and CEO.
StoreDot is pitching their idea to various automakers to start mass production in Asia as soon as possible. They expect FlashBattery to hit stores in around three years.
A battery that reaches 100 percent charge capacity in a matter of few minutes could be a relief for the drivers. This could drastically reduce our dependency fossil fuels in the next decade. Another possible application could be in the form of power backup solution for our homes.
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