From 10% to 80% in just 10 minutes. StoreDot Achieves 2,000 Consecutive Battery Cycles, retaining 80% of capacity.

StoreDot Achieves 2,000 Consecutive Battery Cycles
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Middle Eastern battery maker StoreDot has reached a significant milestone by achieving 2,000 consecutive charge cycles with its latest silicon-dominant battery. This advancement is poised to revolutionize electric vehicle (EV) range and charging performance, potentially transforming the industry within the next decade.

According to a company press release, StoreDot’s innovative battery was able to charge from 10% to 80% in just 10 minutes while retaining 80% of its capacity. This marks a rapid improvement since the company’s founding in 2012, with cycle milestones doubling since 2022.

“Surpassing 2,000 cycles with our extreme fast charging cells solidifies StoreDot’s position at the forefront of battery technology innovation for electric vehicles,” said Yaron Fein, executive vice president of research and development at StoreDot.

StoreDot’s battery technology utilizes a silicon anode, replacing the graphite used in traditional lithium-ion batteries. Silicon can store more electricity than graphite, though it has historically faced issues with swelling, which StoreDot and other innovators like Group14 Technologies are working to overcome.

The company is on track to deliver a battery capable of providing 100 miles of range on a five-minute charge by the end of this year, as part of its extreme fast charging (XFC) program. The goal is to reduce charge time to three minutes by 2028 and to achieve a two-minute charge for the same range by 2032, entering what StoreDot calls a “post-lithium” era. This development leverages advanced nanoparticles and artificial intelligence to meet these ambitious targets.

“StoreDot continues to set the pace, consistently meeting our milestones and delivering on the promise of providing car manufacturers with a reliable, proven extreme fast charging solution aligned with their zero-emission goals and timeline,” Fein added.

Battery innovations like StoreDot’s are crucial for making EVs more accessible and practical, thereby reducing air pollution and improving public health. EVs can prevent 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually compared to gasoline vehicles, contributing to a cleaner environment.

StoreDot’s future plans include demonstrating the effectiveness of its technology, forming strategic manufacturing partnerships, and expanding operations in the United States, aiming for commercialization. Current investors and partners include industry giants such as Samsung, Volvo, and BP.

“This milestone achievement validates the exceptional long-term performance and reliability of our silicon-dominant XFC batteries as we rapidly progress toward commercialization,” Fein stated.

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