StoreDot, the pioneer of extreme fast charging battery technology for EVs, has announced today that its ‘100in5’ EVbattery achieved 1,000 extreme fast charging (XFC) cycles without significant cell degradation in its ‘production ready EV form factor’, as per Teslarati.
The 300Wh/kg, 700 Wh/l high energy density cells that achieved a landmark milestone of 1,000 extreme fast charging cycles are being shipped in pouch format to StoreDot’s global automotive OEM partners for intense real-world testing.
StoreDot has said that the cells were repeatedly charged from 10 to 80 percent capacity in 10 minutes and then discharged for one hour before recharging. The ‘100in5’ cell, named for its ability to achieve enough energy to travel 100 miles in just 5 minutes, has been in development for years.
Additionally, the cells used in the XFC testing have achieved over 1,000 consecutive cycles before degrading below 80 percent of the original capacity threshold, said by StoreDot in a press release. No noticeable degradation occurred within the first 600 cycles in which the cells were fast charged consecutively between 10 to 80 percent.
“The latest tests represent a landmark not just for StoreDot, but also the global battery industry and the entire sustainable mobility ecosystem. Our product performance goal for 2022 was to reach 1000 cycles of consecutive extreme fast charging of 10 to 80 percent in ten minutes, with an energy density of at least 300Wh/Kg.” Yaron Fein, StoreDot’s Vice President of Research and Development, said.
This landmark milestone follows StoreDot’s announcement in March that it had set a world record of 1200 cycles for its extreme fast charging cells prototype format, according to Automotive World. StoreDot continues to develop XFC technology in both cylindrical and prismatic form factors with updates expected soon on shipping those to OEM partners.
“I am delighted to announce that not only have we achieved our target but have also exceeded it – and we already have in our labs enhanced formulation that allows us to show further improved performance. This is the first time ever that cell performance of this magnitude has been achieved. The results stand testament to StoreDot’s relentless R&D drive, the enthusiasm of everyone in the company and to the Extreme Fast Charging vision we share with our partners.” Fein added.
While StoreDot has achieved its 2022 performance goal by accomplishing the 1,000 cycle threshold without seeing significant degradation, however, the work is not yet finished.
Notably, StoreDot remains focused on delivering its hype-free technology roadmap to global automotive companies. This relentless development program extends far into the future, where the target is to deliver 100 miles of range after just 2 minutes of charge within a decade.