NEWS: Enevate Reveals Fourth-Gen Tech for Electric Vehicles

A startup developing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles announced its fourth-gen tech.

Enevate said that its new XFC-Energy tech achieves charging in five minutes to 75% capacity, compared to today’s conventional large-format Li-ion EV cells, which typically take over an hour to charge.

“Mass EV adoption by consumers and fleet owners will depend to a large degree on advanced battery technology that will remove current barriers to entry such as long charging times and limited range,” Christian Noske, Chairman of Alliance Ventures (Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi), said in a January 14 press release.

John Goodenough, a recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry for groundbreaking work in the development of lithium-ion batteries, has been on Enevate’s advisory board since 2010.

Enevate is working with multiple automotive original equipment manufactures and EV battery manufacturers to commercialize its tech for 2024-2025 model year electric vehicles, using existing manufacturing infrastructure, claiming there will be “minimal investment required.”

Enevate said its fourth-gen tech is the culmination of more than 74 million hours of battery cell testing by Enevate’s scientists, one million meters of electrodes produced in the company’s R&D pilot line, and two billion test datapoints.

See recent article on investments in Enevate here.

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