Israel's StoreDot and BP demonstrate five minute charging for EVs

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 12 Jun 2019


Image courtesy: BP

The silent world of electric vehicles is undergoing a loud disruptive transformation with each passing day. Today for the first time, StoreDot a Israel-based innovation company working on nanotechnology and organic compounds together with its strategic partner BP demonstrated a live, full-charge of a electric two-wheeler in just five minutes.

The electric scooter equipped with StoreDot’s ultra-fast charging battery demonstrated that this technology can charge an electric vehicle in only five minutes. The proof-of-concept represents a major milestone for ultra-fast charging battery technology and its game-changing potential to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

The company says its ultra-fast charging battery technology offers the potential to bring electric vehicle charging times down to current refueling times. When coupled with the required ultra-fast charging infrastructure, it is expected to dramatically improve the EV ownership experience and play a key role in the earlier adoption of EVs – reducing the environmental impact of transportation as a result.

“Within today’s society of time poverty, a five-minute charge enabled by ultra-fast charging batteries and infrastructure, can make an EV as attractive to users as a petrol or diesel one. By using a two-wheel electric vehicle from Torrot, we have demonstrated the transformative potential of this technology for the first time in a real-life application, which will be applied to four-wheel electric vehicles in the future. This is an important milestone for the industry, and we will continue to evolve our technology in close collaboration with our partner BP to help in EV adoption.” said Dr Doron Myersdorf, CEO, StoreDot. “

BP’s Advanced Mobility Unit (AMU) says it is committed to using its energy expertise to develop the fastest, most convenient network of home, destination and forecourt charging in key locations across the world.

Jon Salkeld, technology director, BP, AMU, said: “Ultra-fast charging is at the heart of BP’s electrification strategy, which is why we invested in StoreDot last year, and why we are supporting this technology demonstration today. For the industry as a whole, this demonstration proves that an ultra-fast charging world will soon be possible and supports our goal of helping to create the infrastructure and collaboration framework required to facilitate a wider global technological shift to electric vehicles.”

StoreDot says it will continue to work with BP, and its other key strategic partners, to progress the development and deployment of its ultra-fast charging battery technology across industry.

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