StoreDot & Polestar Unveil World's First 10-Minute EV Charge

StoreDot and Polestar successfully charged a 77kWh battery pack powered by StoreDot's extremely fast-charging, high-energy silicon-dominant battery cells

StoreDot, the leader in extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for EVs and Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, have achieved a groundbreaking milestone. They have demonstrated a pioneering battery technology that charges an EV in just 10 minutes, a feat that could revolutionize the EV industry.

In a remarkable demonstration, StoreDot and Polestar successfully charged a 77kWh battery pack powered by StoreDot's extremely fast-charging high-energy silicon-dominant battery cells. The demonstration occurred in a fully drivable verification Polestar 5 prototype, a real-world scenario showcasing the technology's potential and practicality. The vehicle charged from 10% to 80% in under 10 minutes, with a consistent charge rate exceeding 310kW throughout the test and peaking at over 370kW.​​​​​​​

A significant milestone 

The achievement marks a significant advancement in the EV industry, addressing a major barrier to widespread adoption: charging anxiety. The demo eliminates concerns about lengthy charging times by show casing unprecedented charging speeds, making EVs more accessible and practical for consumers.

StoreDot's silicon-based anode technology is a game-changer, offering several advantages. It can push energy density and charging rate further boundaries, a capability that conventional graphite anodes, which are near their theoretical performance limits, lack. StoreDot's innovation provides a pathway to sustained advancements in extremely fast charging technology, setting the stage for even more impressive breakthroughs in the future.

Dr Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot

Revolutionising EV ownership

The successful demonstration underscores the maturity and stability of StoreDot's XFC technology, paving the way for its commercialisation and widespread adoption.

Dr Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot, expressed excitement about the achievement and emphasised its significance: "We are very excited to share this impressive achievement today and are proud to be on this journey with Polestar, a leading car brand that envisions high-performance cars with a sustainable future. We're happy that our partner is among the first EV car makers to acknowledge that XFC is now a necessary standard to make vast EV adoption a reality. With our extremely fast charging technology, you can add 200 miles in under 10 minutes.

"This breakthrough revolutionises the EV ownership experience by eradicating the barrier of range and charging anxiety once and for all. Drivers can now truly travel long distances with the same freedom and convenience as traditional petrol-powered vehicles."

Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar

Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, asserts: "By eliminating charging times that were previously an obstacle, StoreDot's XFC battery cells combined with our cutting-edge product development and battery engineering have unlocked new frontiers for electric mobility. This technology will reshape consumer expectations and accelerate mass EV adoption by making EV ownership a seamless experience for the mass market."

Looking ahead, StoreDot remains committed to its product roadmap, aiming to deliver even faster charging capabilities in the coming years. By 2028, the company plans to achieve the milestone of charging 100 miles in just three minutes, further enhancing the practicality and convenience of EVs.

With strategic investors and partners, including BP, Daimler, Volvo Cars, and Polestar, StoreDot is driving the future of electric mobility.

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