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Explore fast-charging innovations driving electric mobility adoption by StoreDot and Enevate-NantG Power.

Maria Guerra, Senior Editor-Battery Technology

October 9, 2023

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Electric mobility is experiencing a transformative shift, and at the heart of this revolution is the quest for faster, more efficient charging solutions. Recent announcements by StoreDot and the Enevate-NantG Power partnership bring us closer to widespread adoption of electric micro-mobility and electric vehicle (EV).

StoreDot's extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology

StoreDot, a company known for its groundbreaking work in extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology, is working towards fast EV charging. In a strategic partnership with Flex|N|Gate, a global automotive component manufacturer, StoreDot aims to accelerate the commercialization of its XFC battery cells.

As part of their collaboration, StoreDot and Flex|N|Gate plan to produce samples of the 100in5 battery cells at a lithium-ion cell pilot factory in Windsor, Ontario. The goal is to work with local automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to fine-tune the performance and formats of these cells. The collaboration allows StoreDot to localize its cell production. It provides the flexibility to manufacture OEM lithium-ion battery cells at the scale and form factors required by the rapidly growing EV industry.

Amir Tirosh, COO of StoreDot, expressed excitement about this partnership and its potential to facilitate OEM commercialization. "Our 100in5 battery cells are already being tested by EV manufacturers; this strategic agreement gives us ability to scale up rapidly to mass production and flexibility to produce OEM li-ion battery cells at the scale and in the form factors required by this burgeoning industry. Enabling owners to charge their cars safely in minutes is no longer an option, as range and charging anxiety remain the main barriers for mass EV adoption.”

But it's not just the charging speed that makes StoreDot's technology promising. It's also about localization and scalability. Tirosh emphasized that the partnership with Flex|N|Gate opens doors for localized cell production, catering specifically to the US market. This means the needs of local OEMs can be addressed efficiently, further boosting micro-mobility and EV adoption in the region.

Enevate and NantG Power: silencing range anxiety

In a separate but equally pivotal development, Enevate's partnership with NantG Power is set to revolutionize the EV landscape. To enable mass production of next-generation batteries and electric micro-mobility, Enevate, and NantG Power— two battery innovation companies enabling high-speed charge and energy density battery technologies—plan to manufacture these batteries at multiple gigawatt-hour (GWh) capacity. The two companies will combine their proprietary cathode and anode innovations to commercialize and scale up a breakthrough silicon-dominant battery technology in transportation, mobility, and other markets.

“I am extremely excited to work with Enevate as our future partner to enable ultra-high-performance battery cell technology. We are highly impressed by the revolutionary performance of Enevate's silicon dominant anode technology, and this license agreement is an important step for NantG Power to accelerate the development and commercialization of our combined breakthrough battery cell technologies,” stated Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO and Chairman of the Board at NantWorks LLC and NantG Power.

The focus on electric micro-mobility is particularly significant as it addresses the "last-mile" problem. Many urban areas are witnessing the proliferation of electric scooters and bikes as convenient and eco-friendly modes of transportation. Fast charging ensures these micro-mobility options are always ready for use by commuters and city dwellers.

The impact on micro-mobility and EV adoption

The announcements by StoreDot and the Enevate-NantG Power partnership mark significant milestones in the journey toward fast, efficient charging solutions for micro-mobility and EVs. In micro-mobility, the ability to charge electric scooters and bikes rapidly is a game-changer. These eco-friendly and convenient alternatives are always ready for use, eliminating concerns about finding charging stations.

For urban commuters, micro-mobility becomes a viable and attractive choice. In the broader context of EV adoption, fast-charging solutions reduce range anxiety, making EVs more practical for long-distance travel. Fast charging technologies from innovators like StoreDot and Enevate are paving the way for micro-mobility and EVs to become integral parts of our sustainable transportation ecosystem.

About the Author(s)

Maria Guerra

Senior Editor-Battery Technology, Informa

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