Electric vehicle maker Polestar will pilot and demonstrate a super high-speed battery charging technology — capable of adding 160 km (100 miles) of range in just five minutes — in a prototype Polestar 5 performance sedan next year.
Israeli startup StoreDot is developing what it calls "extreme fast charging" technology. StoreDot seeks to mass-produce batteries that can achieve that range with five minutes of charging by 2024, followed by technology that can hit that figure in three minutes by 2028 and just two minutes by 2032.
The startup uses battery chemistry that differs from that used by many competitors. StoreDot says it replaces traditional lithium ion graphite anodes with silicon synthesized with proprietary compounds. The result is faster charging times.