Five-minute EV charging on the horizon
New, rapid-charging batteries could deliver 100 miles of charge to an electric vehicle (EV) battery in five minutes.
Developed by Israeli company StoreDot and manufactured by Eve Energy in China, the batteries could tackle one of the biggest concerns for consumers when considering switching to EVs: range anxiety.
“The number one barrier to the adoption of electric vehicles is no longer cost, it is range anxiety,” said Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot to the Guardian. “You’re either afraid that you’re going to get stuck on the highway or you’re going to need to sit in a charging station for two hours. But if the experience of the driver is exactly like fuelling [a petrol car], this whole anxiety goes away.”
Electrification of transport is just one of the important areas where the electrotechnical industry will play a key part in the coming years. Learn more about how our sector will help deliver the UK’s Net Zero Carbon 2050 goal here.