StoreDot, the pioneer of extreme fast charging (XFC) batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), has revealed that its groundbreaking XFC batteries and systems are now being tested by over 15 global automotive brand manufacturers. It also has additional potential manufacturing partnerships in the pipeline for this year.
Automotive makers are now conducting real-world testing of StoreDot’s XFC battery technology. These original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) include leading companies headquartered in Europe, Asia and the US.
Initial test results confirm that StoreDot’s battery cells, which can deliver 100 miles of charge in just five minutes, are on track for mass production readiness for passenger cars by 2024. StoreDot’s 300 Wh/kg EV form factor pouch cells achieve over 1,000 consecutive extreme-fast cycles while exclusively guaranteeing automakers no battery degradation due to extreme fast charging.
Dr Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot CEO, said: “This announcement is yet another important milestone for StoreDot. We’re delighted that so many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers are testing both our XFC cells and their integration into next-generation electric vehicle architectures.
“We are receiving positive feedback about the real-world viability of our technologies. This is an extremely encouraging endorsement from companies that are now vying to become the first to use our leading 100in5 battery cells in their production vehicles. We are now certain that the first mass-produced StoreDot cell will be commercially available in 2024.”
Last year StoreDot revealed its ‘100inX’ strategic technology roadmap. This featured 100in5, 100in3 and 100in2 miles per minute of charging – three generations of StoreDot technologies of silicon-dominant XFC, semi solid state and post-lithium architecture. The roadmap reaffirms that the timings for these will be delivered over the coming decade with 100in5 by 2024, 100in3 by 2028 and 100in2 by 2032.
Ultimately, technology of this kind will help to further dispel myths of slow charging in electric cars. It will make topping up an electric car similar to that of a petrol vehicle at the fuel station which will help to speed the up transition to electric vehicles.
The company now has a growing network of strategic global partnerships and investors, spanning the entire battery ecosystem. To date, StoreDot has received investments from global automotive manufacturers including Daimler, Ola Electric, Polestar, VinFast and Volvo Cars.
Recently, Storedot announced further global expansion with the official opening of its first US research facility in Irvine, California, USA. The new lab facility will be used to speed up StoreDot’s development of semi-solid battery technology and battery material research. Its location was chosen to access the wealth of talent on the West Coast of the US and to strengthen the company’s relationship with US-headquartered electric vehicle manufacturers.