Electric cars face a problem of long battery charging time (France Press)
Developed Start-up company In battery technology For electric vehicles It can be charged within five minutes, in a move designed to encourage the use of environmentally friendly cars and to allay consumer concerns about the limited autonomy of these vehicles.
The Israeli company “Store Dot”, which specializes in Recharge The ultra-fast, first-generation lithium-ion battery can charge an electric car faster than it would take to fill the tank of a regular car.
“We are changing the driving experience” by solving the problem of “electric vehicle disconnection on the highway”, says StoreDot founder Doron Mearsdorf.
Mearsdorff believes that the new technology could save the driver the trouble of waiting hours to recharge the electric car battery, and the start-up company is currently testing hundreds of models of these batteries.
Store Dot, which is headquartered in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv, has the support of four major investors: German car manufacturer Daimler, British oil company British Petroleum, electronics giants Samsung and TDK.
Before collaborating with these investors, in 2012 the Store Dot founder tested the battery on phones, drones and scooters.
A technological revolution
Eric Esperance, analyst at consulting firm Roland Berger, believes that high-speed charging will represent a “revolution”, but there are additional stages that need to be completed, adding that “we are still far from the industrial vehicle market.”
“We are working to bring this solution to the market by designing manufacturing facilities that will be able to mass produce this battery,” says Store Dot founder.
On the ground, charging stations must be adapted to accommodate new generation batteries, which cost between $ 1,500 and $ 10,000 depending on capacity.
According to the International Energy Agency, global sales of electric cars reached 2.6% in 2019, especially because of their exorbitant price.
Despite the advantages of using lithium-ion batteries, recycling them remains a problem facing manufacturers, as they have a life span of between 3,000 and 3,500 charges, according to Esperance.
“We have to create a recycling system as is the case with lead-acid batteries. Currently, this network is being created,” he says.