HERZLIYA (Israel): Israeli fast charging provider StoreDot says that high-speed charging times are now just as crucial to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), as the deployment of high power charging infrastructure.
With most drivers still naming charging anxiety as the major decision factor in transitioning from petrol to electric, infrastructure rollout is often seen as the main catalyst to mass EV adoption.
StoreDot said it believes that the equilibrium has now shifted.
With the recent deployment of high-power chargers, the need for Extreme Fast Charging (XFC) battery technology in EVs on the road has increased.
These two components – battery technology and high-power charging infrastructure – are now intertwined, forming a synergy that can unlock the mass adoption of EVs.
StoreDot is now shipping samples of its 100in5 silicon batteries capable of delivering 100 miles, or 160 km of charge in just five minutes.
With global OEM partners testing and validating its technology, mass production readiness is now on track and the company anticipates widespread uptake of its battery cells starting in 2025.
“Charging anxiety remains a key barrier to mass adoption of EVs. Nevertheless, the ability of the vehicle to charge fast is just as crucial to prospective EV users as the availability of high-power charge points. We welcome anyone investing in and deploying 350kW plus chargers as they enable XFC industrialisation and in turn accelerate the adoption rate of EVs," said StoreDot CEO Dr Doron Myersdorf.