EV batteries that can be charged in under three minutes are produced by a Harvard-backed business
In addition, the battery has a high energy density and a high degree of material stability, which help it overcome the safety issues that some other lithium batteries have.
A Harvard-backed electric vehicle (EV) solid-state battery that can be fully charged in 3 minutes is being developed by Adden Energy.
According to William Fitzhugh, CEO of Adden Energy, “EVs need to recharge at comparable periods to internal combustion vehicles, effectively in the time you’d spend at the gas pump.”
Such batteries are necessary for the widespread use of electric vehicles, he continued.
According to the press release, the battery will also have 10,000 charge cycles during its lifetime, as opposed to 2,000 to 3,000 charge cycles for even the best-in-class batteries now on the market.
“That might be a game changer,” said Xin Li, PhD, co-founder of Adden Energy.
If we are to make headway toward a sustainable energy future, electric cars cannot stay a luxury trend, or even the “one percent” of vehicles on the road. Everyone must have access to technology. He continued, “A crucial component of that, which is increasing the battery’s lifespan, which is what we’re doing in this case.
Along with having a high energy density and material stability, the battery solves some of the safety issues that certain other lithium batteries have. According to the announcement, it might also provide other significant benefits.
In other solid-state designs, lithium-metal anodes form dendrites, which are twig-like growths that can eventually pass through the electrolyte to the cathode and harm the battery. However, the new battery inhibits dendrite formation before it can harm the system. According to Luhan Ye, CTO of Adden Energy, the device can maintain its high performance for an extended period of time.
In the next three to five years, the business wants to scale the battery up to a palm-sized pouch cell and then a full-scale vehicle battery.