Israeli electric car battery manufacturer StoreDot claims it can now produce batteries that can be charged in as little as five minutes, assuming that you can find a rapid enough charging source.
Better still, the company claims this is not a mere laboratory-bench process, but one that can be applied to factory-produced batteries and can potentially be in service on the roads within a couple of years.
In what could be a breakthrough for the growth in electric car sales, StoreDot chief executive Doron Myersdorf says that his company has made 1,000 demonstrator battery packs, and that these are now being distributed to potential clients.
One of those is Daimler-Benz, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, which has invested in StoreDot.
Speaking to the Guardian, Myersdorf said: “The number one barrier to the adoption of electric vehicles is no longer cost, it is range anxiety. You’re either afraid that you’re going