According to foreign media reports, lithium-ion battery manufacturer Magnus Energy Technologies partnerCharge CCCV has developed a battery that is said to allow “electric vehicle manufacturers to change the game in the electric car industry.” The unominated electric car battery produced “particularly fast” charging results during testing and could charge up to 85% of the electricity in six minutes.
According to Magnus, the ultra-high-speed rechargeable lithium-ion battery, developed in collaboration withCharge, allows electric vehicles to operate more flexibly by reducing charging time. In addition, the battery will make it easier for electric vehicle drivers and potentially increase the vehicle’s operating time (battery life).
Magnis recently accelerated plans to build an iM3TSV battery plant near Townsville, Queensland, Australia, and woodstock 18GWh lithium-ion battery plant has received strong support from the state government, with a $3.1 million investment grant. According to Magnus, the plant is expected to cost more than $3 billion and directly create 1,150 jobs.
Magnis partner Charles has been at the “forefront” of fast-charge battery technology research and development, while also working to maximize battery charging efficiency and battery life.
The battery was developed usingCharge’s proprietary high-voltage biomedical lithium metal-phosphate blend cathode and anode material, and final user system-level testing will take place in the coming months.
The prototype of the 25- to 50kWh battery pack (about the size of the Nissan wind model) will first be tested with an energy density of 99% of the energy density of existing lithium-ion batteries, equivalent to the range of a battery of the same size.
The key difference is the charging time, and if Magnus’s claims are confirmed, the owners of future all-electric vehicles will be charging their cars the same time as they do now refueling petrol and diesel cars.