The electrical vehicle brand Polestar has announced that it plans to make the primary EV with extremely fast-charging, semi-solid-state battery cells from the tech firm StoreDot.
The announcement was made as a part of a Polestar Day event held in Los Angeles on Thursday, where the businesses demonstrated each the charging of StoreDot’s “100-in-5” XFC cell in addition to a prototype Polestar battery module incorporating the cells, which mix layered points of solid-state and liquid lithium-ion batteries.
StoreDot semi-solid-state batteries for Polestar
Those cells, in line with StoreDot, will be charged to recuperate 100 miles of range in only five minutes, with no battery degradation. While the corporate is obvious that they’re not the all-solid-state batteries Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and others are targeting for later this decade, StoreDot says it’s transforming the lithium-ion cell “by innovating and synthesizing proprietary organic and inorganic compounds, optimized by Artificial Intelligence algorithms.”
Polestar 5 platform testing StoreDot batteries
Polestar noted that it’s going to investigate how StoreDot’s XFC battery tech could be applied to an existing platform. The corporate will put it right into a model that isn’t yet sold—a Polestar 5 prototype vehicle—in 2024. Design and cooling might be a collaborative effort between the businesses. The brand has otherwise said that the Polestar 5 is coming in 2024 with a variety of 300 miles or more and a price starting around $100,000, so it’s shaping as much as be a rival to the Tesla Model S, Lucid Air, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and others.
Polestar noted that StoreDot represented its first investment in one other company. BP is an investor within the firm, and along with Polestar its cousin and part owner Volvo Cars also holds a stake.
StoreDot cells for Polestar
“We’re extremely pleased and proud that Polestar goals to be the primary automotive company to showcase our extreme fast charging battery cells in a full-scale, driveable prototype,” said StoreDot CEO Doron Myersdorf in a release on the project, mentioning that the announcement served as a “strong endorsement that the technology is readying for mass production.”
Just earlier this week Polestar announced that it plans to get “superior driving range” from some very large battery cells within the Polestar 5—not unlike the dimensions of the enormous Ultium pouch cells on which GM is betting a few of its future.
StoreDot argues that its battery tech will allow automakers to design EVs with smaller battery packs and fewer cost and weight. Its cells aren’t limited to a selected format, it says, with pouch, prismatic, and cylindrical all possible.
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