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Major blow as electric cars that can be charged as quickly as filling a fuel tank ‘still 10 years away’… – The US Sun

by Nov 8, 2022Blog0 comments

Electric cars that can be charged in comparable times to filling up a petrol or diesel car are still a way off according to experts.
So-called solid-state batteries promise safe, cost-effective and fast-charging batteries with high energy densities that will make life with an EV much easier.
However, according to a leading solid-state battery manufacturer, they remain a work in progress.
StoreDot calls itself a 'pioneer and leader of extreme fast-charging electric vehicle batteries that overcome the critical barriers to mainstream EV adoption – range and charging anxiety.'
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Although the exciting technology would be revolutionary for electric car ownership, StoreDot reckons it's still 10 years away' from mass production.
Dr Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot CEO, said: "It's crucial that leading battery developers like StoreDot give global automotive manufacturers a realistic and hype-free roadmap for the introduction of extreme fast-charging batteries.
"Right now, despite some of the bullish claims by our rivals, all-solid-state batteries are still at least 10 years away.
"They are certainly no silver bullet for any vehicle maker currently developing fast-charging electric vehicle architectures."
As things stand the fastest car chargers in Britain are around 360 kW, but few EVs on sale right now can be charged that quickly.
Meanwhile, most people charging at home get 7kW with a wall box, which takes hours rather than minutes to charge up the average EV.
Dr. Myersdorf continued: "We believe a more practical step is the introduction of semi-solid-state batteries which we are targeting for mass production by 2028.
"These will be advanced, safe, high-performing cells that can achieve 100 miles of charge in just three minutes."
StoreDot is currently working towards mass-produced batteries that can accept 100 miles of range in 5 minutes by 2024.
However, its fully solid-state tech which will allow 100 miles in two minutes, won't be widely available until 2032.
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