One company has been busy manufacturing new electric car battery technology that could become a game changer in the EV world which Mercedes has invested in.
Israel start-up StoreDot has developed a new car battery technology which could prove to be revolutionary in the industry.
Their new developments in the technology has also now just got a $60 million backing from Mercedes parent company Daimler, who want to bring it to their future EVs.
Daimler AG's Truck division is currently interested in the technology for their HGVs.
At the moment EVs can take up to 10 hours to charge to full.
Fast charging is available on some vehicles but it usually takes around 30 minutes to recharge the car to a useful level.
This is currently better than other electric cars on the road such as the Tesla Model S.
Mercedes unveiled their new EQA Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 this week which will go into production in 2019
Daimler AG's Trucks wrote in a press release: "Complementing the investment, both partners have agreed to a strategic partnership that focuses on the field of fast battery charging.
"StoreDot's FlashBattery technology enables charging any electric vehicle within minutes, as quickly as filling a tank of gas.
"Furthermore, FlashBattery's high efficiency in recuperation is particularly interesting for commercial vehicles; better usage of braking energy increases the range and requires less frequent charging.
"This results, together with faster charging times, in higher vehicle usage.
"Both partners will jointly work on tailor-made, integrated technologies, with the future-generation FUSO eCanter as a possible example of application.
"The possibility of further joint projects, even beyond the Trucks division, is part of both companies' future discussions."
StoreDot described how it has created its battery technology: "StoreDot's core technology incorporates chemically synthesized organic molecules of non-biological origin.
"These innovative molecules demonstrate uniquely tuneable optical and electrochemical properties, which allow for enhanced performance of energy storage devices."
Apart from the claimed recharge time and range not much else is known about the technology.
StoreDot has claimed that it is aiming to bring the technology to mass production by 2022 for their own facility called 'OneGiga' which is to be but in Shenzhen China with a scalable capacity of one to 10 GWh per year.
article from: express.co.uk