A BRITISH company has developed an electric car that can be fully charged in less than six minutes - a new record in automotive electrification.
Nyobolt, the Cambridge-based developer of pioneering ultra-fast-charging batteries, is showing how its advanced battery technology can transform electric vehicles with the unveiling of a concept car created by Callum, the company set up by former Jaguar design guru Ian Callum.
With a range of more than 150 miles and a weight of just over a tonne, the Nyobolt EV can be charged twice as quickly as the fastest charging cars on the road today.
The Nyobolt battery technology is smaller and lighter than conventional systems and has been tested its batteries for over 2,000 fast charge cycles without significant performance loss.
The set up will go into production in early 2024 and Nyobolt says it unlocks the ‘holy grail' of EV development through a proven six-minute charge lithium-ion technology that is capable of immediate application and rapid scale-up.
Sai Shivareddy, Nyobolt chief executive, said: "Unlocking the challenges faced by electric vehicle designers has been key to the development of our breakthrough fast-charging batteries.
"Previously, enabling a light weight fast-charging vehicle was not possible without compromising its lifetime and so people have been relying on costly and large battery packs in the vehicle. With our unique technology we have achieved a six-minute charge car, and developed smaller battery packs that can deliver more power andcharge in less time."