UK-based developer of ultra-fast-charging batteries Nybolt, has revealed a vehicle that can charge fully and repeatedly in less than six minutes.
The firm says its new EV weighs closer to one tonne than two, uses a 35kWh battery and is capable of fully charging with up to 250km range with existing charging infrastructure.
Nyobolt has tested its batteries for more than 2,000 fast charge cycles without significant performance loss and the technology is expected to go into production in early 2024.
The car has been designed by Lotus Elise designer Julian Thomson, and has been developed and executed with design and engineering business Callum.
Sai Shivareddy, CEO at Nyobolt, said, “Unlocking the challenges faced by electric vehicle designers has been key to the development of our breakthrough fast-charging batteries.
“Previously, enabling a light weight fast-charging vehicle was not possible without compromising its lifetime and so people have been relying on costly and large battery packs in the vehicle.
“With our unique technology we have achieved a six-minute charge car, and developed smaller battery packs that can deliver more power and charge in less time.”
David Fairbairn, managing director at Callum, said, “Nyobolt’s pioneering battery technology has provided us with a unique and inspiring opportunity to support in the design and execution of a vehicle set to mark the way forward for EV technology.
“The collaborative creativity, engineering capabilities and steadfast efforts of Nyobolt, Julian Thomson and Callum have resulted in an EV that is not only exciting technically for the industry, but something that is beautiful to behold, too.”