New technology charges EVs in five minutes

Lithium-ion battery tech company Enevate Corporation has developed new technology that can charge electric vehicles (EV) in just five minutes.

The HD-Energy Technology charges with high energy density and long driving range that adds up to 390km, or 80km with a 60-second charge.

The US company’s groundbreaking silicon li-ion battery technology in EV cells (NCM-based) can be charged in five minutes at up to a tested 10C charging rate to 75 per cent capacity with uncompromised range and energy densities of more than 750 Wh/L, where conventional graphite cells suffer significant degradation with extreme fast charging.

“The benefits of Enevate’s silicon-dominant HD-Energy Technology enable next-generation features that take EVs to the next level,” Enevate founder and chief technology officer Dr Benjamin Park said.

“Extreme fast charges for very short and convenient charging times, higher energy density leading to longer driving ranges, and cold temperature operation with inherent safety advantages make this technology ideal for electric vehicles.”

Enevate’s HD-Energy battery technology can safely charge and discharge down to -40°C and capture more energy during regenerative braking, extending their range in cold climates.

“Enevate’s film-based silicon-dominant anode and cell is a truly novel approach and great practical fit for use in EVs addressing the major barriers to EV adoption,” University of Texas lithium-ion battery pioneer Dr John Goodenough said.