Enevate Corp has partnered with Lightning Motorcycles to equip 24kWh fast charge advanced lithium-ion cells for its Strike Carbon e-motorcycle.
400 Amps were delivered at a charge rate nearing 5C, resulting in a charge time of less than ten minutes for an additional 135 miles (217km). The charging time for similar production electric motorcycles is usually one to four hours. The pack was assembled using 47Ah Enevate pouch cells that began sampling in the second quarter of 2022.
“I want to thank our partner Lightning for their expertise and agility in developing state-of-the art hardware and software solutions which enabled us to deliver this high-end, ultra-fast charging motorcycle,” said Enevate CEO Robert A. Rango. “For the consumer, this means that riders of electric motorcycles with Enevate Technology can now ride all day alongside conventional motorcycles without being left waiting hours at the charger.”
Lightning’s engineering team, who led the system development, has partnered with Enevate’s scientists and engineers across numerous road tests. The prototype has reached now over 1,000 miles (1,600km) of testing on the road while recharging at 350kW public charging stations.
“This has been an outstanding partnership with Enevate as together we push the boundaries in e-motorcycle innovation by achieving the fastest motorcycle charging rate reached from a public charger,” said Lightning Motorcycles CEO and founder, Richard Hatfield. “For myself, and everyone at Lightning, building our products and company not only provides us with the opportunity to be part of something bigger and better, also allows us to contribute to progress in the relentless effort to save our planet.”
Enevate’s XFC-Energy technology for EVs features five-minute fast charging with high energy density and long driving range, with the added capability of low-temperature operation in cold climates, low cost, and safety benefits.Enevate’s large-format, multi-layer EV size cells achieve over 850 Wh/L and 340 Wh/kg energy density, optimizing silicon-dominant anode performance through a combination of electrolyte formulation, cell design, and cell formation.