Fast battery charger firm Storedot is planning to build a US-based innovation hub to drive the development and mass production of solid-state battery technologies.
The California facility will support Israel-based StoreDot’s goal of mass producing its extreme fast charging (XFC) automotive battery technologies by 2024.
The firm will also begin research into next-generation extreme energy density (XED) solid-state capabilities and materials, with the aim of scaling-up the technologies for mass production by 2028.
Dr Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot CEO, said: “Establishing a facility in California will allow us to harness the world-class talent pool that’s available there, with many people and organisations at the forefront of next-generation advancements.
“We are also actively considering establishing a manufacturing partnership in the US, as it’s essential that major automotive manufacturing centers have captive capacity, redressing the current imbalance in favour of Asian manufacturers and making batteries where electric vehicles are made.”
StoreDot is in “advanced discussions” with automotive manufacturers and is shipping samples for real world testing.
The company’s technology uses high electrochemical energy nano-particles as active material; organic binders, electrode additives, and electrolyte additives; and a formation process that enables stable solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) for preventing irreversible consumption of electrolyte and lithium ions.