Israeli battery developer StoreDot has agreed to cooperate with supply chain tracking provider Circulor. The cooperation will make it possible to track the origin and CO2 emissions of the raw materials for StoreDot’s battery cells.
StoreDot’s fast-charging silicon-dominated battery cells are already being tested under real-life conditions by 15 car brands from Europe, Asia and the USA. According to the Israeli battery developer, initial test results confirm the fast-charging capability of the cells.
Budding cell manufacturer Italvolt has entered into a strategic collaboration with Israeli battery developer StoreDot. Under the terms of the agreement, Italvolt will be able to use StoreDot’s ultra-fast charging (XFC) technology and manufacturing intellectual property rights by licence.
Israeli battery developer StoreDot has reached an important milestone with its fast-charging silicon-dominated battery cells. The battery maker says its Pouch cells in a production-ready format have now passed the 1,000-cycle mark.
Swedish electric car manufacturer Polestar has become a shareholder in Israeli battery developer StoreDot. In addition to the financial investment, both companies want to explore the use of StoreDot’s fast-charging silicon-dominated batteries for future Polestar vehicles.
The Israeli battery developer StoreDot has published a video of a fast-charging process of its current battery cell technology. This is said to be the version that is to go into series production in 2024.
Volvo Cars has invested in the Israeli battery developer StoreDot. The two companies have not disclosed the amount of the strategic investment. Previous investors in StoreDot include Daimler, Samsung, BP, VinFast and Ola Electric.
Israeli battery developer StoreDot has reported progress in the stability of its fast-charging silicon-dominated battery cells. The company says it has exceeded 1,200 cycles with cells charged to 80 per cent in 15 minutes and then discharged for one hour.
India’s Ola Electric has invested in Israel’s StoreDot to access the latter’s fast-charging technology. Ola says this was the first of several global investments as it looks to ramp up its R&D in advanced cell chemistry and manufacturing.
The Israeli battery developer StoreDot has presented its strategic technology roadmap ‘100inX’. Within the next ten years, it plans to deliver battery cells that can recharge energy for a range of 100 miles (160 kilometres) in just two minutes.
The Israeli battery developer StoreDot has presented a technology that is intended to extend the service life of batteries in electric vehicles – also with a view to connection use in stationary energy storage systems.
The Israeli battery developer StoreDot says it is working on a technology for “self-repairing” cells. The company, which actually specialises in extremely fast-charging cells, wants to improve the service life and performance of electric car batteries.
The Israeli battery developer StoreDot is cooperating with the US company Group14 Technologies, a supplier of lithium-silicon battery materials. StoreDot says it will integrate Group14’s lithium silicon technology into its cell technology called XFC (Extreme Fast Charging).
Israeli battery developer StoreDot has been awarded a patent for a digital battery system that will enable electric car owners to access a constant range throughout the life of their vehicle. StoreDot says this is achieved through a combination of patented software and cell chemistry management.
The Israeli battery developer StoreDot has announced a global innovation centre in the USA to accelerate the development of solid-state batteries. It is to be built in California, but StoreDot has not yet named an exact location.
The Israeli battery developer StoreDot has presented a cylindrical cell in the 4680 format that, according to the company, can be fully charged in ten minutes and is scheduled to go into production in 2024.
Vietnamese electric car startup VinFast has announced another battery development collaboration, this time with Israeli company StoreDot. VinFast wants access to the Israelis’ fast-charging batteries – and potentially to manufacture batteries itself.
Israeli battery developer StoreDot announces it has filed a patent for technology to help electric cars charge faster. The solution, which the company says it will make available as an open-source license, includes hardware and software enhancements that create a “booster” function.
The Israeli battery developer StoreDot has concluded a strategic framework agreement with the Chinese battery manufacturer EVE Energy. According to the agreement, the fast-charging “XFC FlashBattery” with silicon-dominant anode developed by StoreDot is to be commercialised.
Israel’s battery developer StoreDot wants to improve its fast-charging batteries in space. To do so, the company struck an agreement with NASA and the Israeli Electric Company for the first space-based battery research initiative.
The BP-funded Israeli battery developer StoreDot has apparently fully charged an electric scooter from Torrot in just five minutes. Ordinarily, the Spanish scooter maker Torrot specifies a charging time of four hours.
Following Daimler and several other companies, BP has now also invested in the Israeli battery developer StoreDot and their FlashBattery technology for electric vehicles. BP’s minor change of course will cost them a cool 20 million.
Video tip: Charging a battery in 5 minutes – we heard this promise from StoreDot first in 2015 and both Samsung and Roman Abramovich invested. The company now presented such rapid “live charging” at a conference but the demo is a bit sketchy. Believe it or not… pscp.tv (video) via engadget.com
Reading tip: Finland is last when it comes to EV adoption if compared to the electric heavyweights Sweden and Norway that count ten and a 100 times more EVs respectively. This articles highlights reasons for the Fins’ reluctance such as price and infrastructure. yle.fi
Li-sulfur range extension: The ALISE project is receiving funding over four years through European Union’s Horizon 2020 program and intends to realise lithium sulfur technology to 500Wh/kg with 2,000 cycles by 2019. It will involve the development of the anode, cathode and electrolyte of the cell and will culminate in an ultra-lightweight battery for a Seat vehicle for testing on tracks and public roads. greencarcongress.com, horizon2020projects.com
Fresh money for StoreDot: Israeli startup StoreDot, which claims to be working on an EV battery that charges in only five minutes (we reported), said that it raised 18 million dollars in funding from Samsung Ventures and Russian investor Roman Abramovich. The company now sits on a total of 66 million dollars and plans to spend the latest money on getting its fast-charging battery into electric cars. geektime.com, fortune.com
GKN at IAA: GKN Automotive says it will demonstrate new technologies at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, which will make plug-in hybrids “the driveline of choice for future drivers.” Highlights will include new drive systems for electrified cars and light commercial vehicles as well as a new integrated eAxle system for plug-in hybrid SUVs and premium vehicles. electriccarsreport.com
Air con for e-buses: Eberspaecher Suetrak announces it will present integral solutions for efficient thermal management of electric and hybrid buses at this year’s Busworld in Kortrijk. As a world debut, the company will show its new AC 230 roof-top air-conditioning system with an innovative heat pump. eberspaecher.com
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Most clicked Link on Wednesday was the ‘space elevator’, which would reach about 12 miles above the Earth’s surface and is designed to reduce the cost of rocket launches. phys.org
How Tesla does it: Jeff Dahn from Dalhousie University wondered how Tesla realises a 400-mile range Roadster through an update (we reported). He found out that “incremental improvements to existing battery technology” rather than revolutionary new materials account for the better performance. Less plastic and slightly larger cells might have done the trick without changing chemistry. technologyreview.com
Malaysia’s first FCV is a golf buggy designed and built by the National University of Malaysia (UKM). The project was funded by the government with 7 million ringgit (about 2 million dollars) over three years. A prototype of a full-size fuel cell car can be expected by 2016, UKM announced. electricvehiclesresearch.com
Li-S research: A team from the University of Rome Sapienza has developed a Lithium-sulfur battery with higher energy density and stability. It combines a sulfur-carbon cathode, a Li-Sn-C nanostructured anode and a PEO-based, polysulfide-added electrolyte. greencarcongress.com, nature.com
Future game changer? Three minutes only to fully charge your electric car – a promise almost to good to be true and made by Israeli StoreDot (we reported). The start-up now reinforced its claim at the CES when stating it would be ready to showcase its technology charging an EV at CES 2016. Let’s see! autoexpress.co.uk
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Most clicked link on Wednesday was Detroit Electric, which has finally revealed the exterior and interior design of its SP:01 electric sports car. autocar.co.uk
Lower-cost fuel cells: Toyota’s leading fuel cell engineer Yasuhiro Nonobe predicts prices for fuel cells to futher decrease. His projection is costs will have gone down by one-fourth to one-third by the end of this century compared to the costs of the current system used in the Mirai. autonews.com, transportevolved.com
Electric drive production start: Prestolite Electric Propulsion Systems, a Chinese joint venture between Hydro-Quebec’s subsidiary TM4 and Prestolite Electric, has now started production in Beijing. There, it will manufacture electric motors as well as power electronic modules for commercial vehicles. newswire.ca
EV charging in under 3 min? Israeli StoreDot says it has developed a new battery prototype based on artificial peptide molecules the company calls Nanodots. The new battery is said to enable ultra-fast charging of smartphones within 30 seconds and even EVs in three minutes or less by 2016. kioskea.net, valuewalk.com
Third Porsche 919 Hybrid: The German carmaker will have a third Porsche 919 Hybrid racing in the 24-hour race in Le Mans in summer 2015. The hybrid will make its first appearance in the six-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium in May. A driver has yet to be named. greencarcongress.com
Mini motor: LiquidPiston introduced the prototype of an extra small four-stroke engine with 70 cc. The production version is said to have an output of 5 hp with a weight of only 1.3 kg. While being made mainly for handheld power gear, the X Mini could also serve as a range extender in hybrids. techxplore.com, gizmag.com, liquidpiston.com
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Most clicked link on Tuesday was the new carbon fiber bodykit for Tesla´s Model S designed by tuner RevoZport. teslarati.com