Israel’s fast-charging solution provider, StoreDot, has unveiled a breakthrough concept for integrating extreme fast charging (XFC) into electric vehicles. Its new I-BEAM XFCTM concept moves XFC capability from the cell to the vehicle level through an innovative cell-to-pack (CTP) design.
At the core of I-BEAM XFCTM sits StoreDot’s proprietary 100in5 cell technology, which enables charging 100 miles, or 160km of range, in just 5 minutes. StoreDot’s 100in5 electrodes are assembled into its new I-BEAM XFCTM cells, which are designed to be incorporated directly into the battery pack, the company from Israel said.
While standard cell-to-pack architectures aim to improve range and energy density, StoreDot’s I-BEAM XFCTM concept also focuses on extreme fast charging. It leapfrogs the complexity and cost challenges of embedding XFC capability at the vehicle level, allowing EVs to be charged even more rapidly.
Unlike traditional cooling systems, the I-BEAM XFCTM patented Structural Cooling concept is embedded into the structure of each cell, providing enhanced thermal management. This prevents localized hot spots and maintains uniform temperatures across the battery pack, enabling it to accept the ultra-high currents required for fast charging, with minimal system overhead.
While still a concept, the Israeli company–StoreDot has already secured several patents around I-BEAM XFC’sTM unique architecture. The company views this groundbreaking design as the key to unlocking the full potential of XFC technology on a mass scale.
Dr Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot “As the pioneer of XFC battery technology, we are committed to enabling extremely fast charge capability, from cell-level, to pack, to vehicle. We continue to drive innovations that will accelerate the EV revolution. With I-BEAM XFCTM, we have reimagined the architecture of the battery pack to unlock the potential of XFC in real-world vehicles truly. By taking a holistic approach, we have developed a concept that improves packing efficiency and battery life cycle, while enabling EV owners to charge as fast as filling up with petrol.”
This year StoreDot will continue its rapid path to commercialization. The company recently announced it is preparing for a landmark 2024 with anticipated milestones, including plans to demonstrate the world’s first EV equipped with XFC technology, ship prismatic B-samples to OEMs, and expand operations in the US.