According to the reports of foreign media, the British startup Echion Technologies, which was spun off from Cambridge University, recently claimed that its battery technology has made a major breakthrough, and electric vehicles can be fully charged in just six minutes. In addition, the company will be able to commercialize new batteries as soon as next year.
Echion Technologies was founded by Dr. Jean de La Verpilliere at the University of Cambridge for a Ph.D. in Nanoscience. He said he has created a new powder to replace the graphite in lithium-ion batteries and has improved the battery's ability to charge in an impressive way.
Dr. Jean de La Verpilliere said: “These powders are the core components of lithium-ion batteries, which allow you to fully charge the battery in less than 6 minutes instead of 45 minutes. So your electric car is almost as refueled as a conventional car. easily."
The startup claims to have a proven prototype and has invested in Newable Private Investment and Cambridge Enterprise.
De La Verpilliere said: “We are working on a method of mass-producing powders so that 1,000 tons of powder can be produced fairly easily in the factory. We have a prototype now and plan to commercialize it early next year. Of course, before this Must be verified in advance."
Startups rarely convinced battery manufacturers to use their chemicals on expensive production lines, but Echion Technologies claims that its new materials can be easily integrated into existing production.
The company wrote on its website: “Echion Technologies provides a unique platform for pilot-scale battery materials and composites manufacturing. Our materials can simply “invest” into existing battery manufacturing infrastructure without capital Cost. This provides a lower market entry barrier for our battery materials and can help attract customers quickly."
Echion Technologies claims to be working with OEMs, whose goal is to start production in 2020.