Thanks to cutting-edge battery technology developed by a UK technology company, charging an electric automobile in a matter of minutes may soon become a reality.
In a fast-concept automobile, Nyobolt and Ian Callum, a former head of design at Jaguar-Land Rover, have unveiled innovative battery technology. Because Julian Thomson, who created the Lotus Elise’s initial design, created it, it has an Elise-like appearance.
Recharging an Electric Vehicle
The automobile has a slim diffuser, camera mirrors, LED headlamps, and other aerodynamically efficient features. The Nyobolt EV uses tungsten anode batteries, which enable quick charging, as opposed to the typical lithium-ion EVs manufactured today. According to the manufacturer, these battery cells have a potential battery lifespan of more than 480,000km and can withstand about 2000 charge cycles.
The compact 35kWh battery is claimed to support 10C charging speeds, which translates to 10 times the amp-hour capacity of the cell. Using its 35kWh battery technology, the UK company claims to be able to provide a driving range of 250km and refuel in under six minutes.
- Nyobolt and Callum unveil battery technology in a fast-concept automobile.
- UK company claims 35kWh battery offers 250km driving range and quick refueling.
- British startup receives a £50m investment for a battery production facility.
In contrast, a Kia EV6 with 350kW charging capability can only accomplish a range of about 120 km in six minutes.
The British startup received investment totaling £50 million (AU$93.20 million) last year to build a battery production facility there. The business anticipates starting manufacturing its innovative battery technology in early 2024.
The Nyobolt EV is said to have an energy consumption rate of 14.3 kWh/100 km, which is comparable to a Tesla and at the lower end of the electric vehicle range. No other information, such as the electric motor’s output, has been provided.
The manufacturer claims the device “weighs closer to one tonne than two,” indicating that even though it is smaller and lighter than usual, the weight of its battery pack will still be a hardship.