Nyobolt, the UK-based developer of ultra-fast-charging batteries, has rolled out its advanced battery technology as an electric vehicle (EV) mobile DC supercharger. The Cambridge business, that invented six-minute charge battery technology, has developed a compact battery integrated supercharger delivering up to 300kW DC charge power. Named Bolt-ee, it can be recharged in six minutes and has a battery life of over 10,000 charging cycles. It aims to resolve the biggest challenge in the transition to EVs: the charging infrastructure dilemma.
Globally, 14% of all new cars in 2022 sold were electric, up from 9% in 2021. To accommodate the adoption of EVs and match the convenience of petrol refuelling, a significant increase in the availability of charging points is clearly required. However, obstacles such as planning permission, vast amounts of trenching and connection to the grid have all delayed progress. Nyobolt’s supercharger offers a solution by eliminating the need for trenching and civil works. With Nyobolt’s mobile charger every parking space can potentially become a charging bay, not just those with charging points that are connected directly to the grid.
“Nyobolt has already cracked the challenge of substantially reducing battery charging times, but this is not where the challenge ends,” said Sai Shivareddy, CEO and co-founder at Nyobolt. “As our world accelerates, immediate access to fast-battery charging is a necessity. Our technology meets this urgent call by driving the present into a charged future.”
The deployment of mobile battery integrated superchargers has other real world uses beyond supporting the expansion of charging infrastructure. Flat batteries currently represent around 2% of EV driver callouts. With a lightweight, compact charger, recovery vehicles would be able to add Nyobolt’s charger to their tools, without taking up large amounts of space and adding weight.
“Nyobolt’s vision has always been to support a seamless transition to clean energy and a net zero world,” said Professor Clare Grey, Chief Scientist and co-founder at Nyobolt. “There are a few fantastic and innovative manufacturers out there, creating the EVs of the future. Nyobolt’s ready-to-deploy technology, which will go into production in early 2024, will help accelerate the adoption of EVs, by improving the user experience with faster, and provide more accessible charging for all – particularly those who may not be able to charge at home.”