Magnis Energy Technologies says its partner, Charge CCCV, has shown promising results testing optimised battery cells in a commercial format, taking another step towards its goal for an “extra-fast charging” electric vehicle battery that can charge in just six minutes.
Achieving commercially viable electric vehicle batteries that can charge so quickly is a challenge on multiple fronts, and ensuring energy efficiency, battery life and safety are not compromised at very fast charge rates are paramount.
The new results show that the optimised multi-layer 1.6Ah pouch cells, which are within 99% energy density of a regular iM3 cell, retain 93% capacity over 600 cycles, charging and then discharging in 30 minute periods.
The latest success ticked the box to allow further testing for the six-minute battery to go ahead last week.
“We are really excited by this technology from Day 1 as it will be a game-changer for the commercial transportation industry,” said Magnis chair Frank Poullas in a statement regarding the new results.
“Today’s announced results are an early step toward turning this technology into a commercialised product.”
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