StoreDot has unveiled a breakthrough concept for taking extreme fast charging (XFC) capability from the cell to the vehicle level with its new I-Beam XFC concept, an innovative cell-to-pack (CTP) design that will accelerate the integration of XFC into EVs.
At the core of I-Beam XFC 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 XFC cells, which are designed to be incorporated directly into the battery pack. While standard cell-to-pack architectures aim to improve range and energy density, StoreDot is also focusing on extreme fast charging with its I-Beam XFC concept. 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 XFC 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, StoreDot has already secured several patents around I-Beam XFC’s unique architecture. The company views this groundbreaking design as the key to unlocking the full potential of XFC technology on a mass scale.
“As the pioneer of XFC battery technology, we are committed to enable extreme fast charge capability, from cell-level, to pack, to vehicle,” says Dr Doron Myersdorf CEO of StoreDot. “We continue to drive innovations that will accelerate the EV revolution. With I-Beam XFC, we have reimagined the architecture of the battery pack to truly unlock the potential of XFC in real-world vehicles. 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, shipping prismatic B-samples to OEMs, and expanding operations in the US.