EV extreme fast charging battery technology specialist StoreDot has opened its first research facility in the US to speed up its development of semi-solid battery technology and battery material research.
The new lab facility, in Irvine, California, was chosen to access the wealth of talent in the West Coast of America and to strengthen the company’s relationship with US-headquartered EV manufacturers.
Its US team will work in tandem with StoreDot’s Israel-based R&D headquarters, enabling it to scale up globally and remain firmly on track for its 100inX strategic technology roadmap.
Announced last year, the roadmap will see the delivery of mass produced battery cells capable of 100 miles of range in five minutes of charge by 2024, 100 miles in three minutes by 2028 and 100 miles in two minutes by 2032.
The company has transformed the conventional Li-ion battery by designing and synthesizing proprietary organic and inorganic compounds, optimised by Artificial Intelligence algorithms, making it possible to charge an EV in under ten minutes.
StoreDot’s strategic investors and partners include Daimler, BP, VinFast, Volvo Cars, Polestar, Ola Electric, Samsung, TDK, and its manufacturing partner EVE Energy.
Dr David Lee (pictured), StoreDot chief science officer said, “With the growing activity of testing programs around the globe, the opening of our new US R&D innovation hub is further evidence of our rapid expansion.
“Now that we have an operational US base, we are looking to harness the world-class talent pool here to bolster the development of our leading XFC technology and its future generations.
“It’s an honour to be leading this team which will work closely with our Israel headquarters and bring new skills and scientific capabilities to the company as we scale-up our business and transitioning to mass production.”