StoreDot Develops Self-Repairing Battery Cell Tech
Israeli battery developer StoreDot has revealed a new technology that they claim can regenerate battery cells while they are in use.
The system features a suite of software algorithms with corresponding hardware that identifies underperforming cells. It then temporarily disables them in order to proactively recondition them back to 100 per cent performance.
All this is done seamlessly in the background, without the driver experiencing any interruption or loss of performance in their vehicle.
Unsurprisingly, the company was wary to give too much away regarding the ‘how’ of its new technology but claims that this ‘self-healing’ approach to electric vehicles will play a major role in prolonging battery life and driving range.
“It’s important for us at StoreDot to encourage the global uptake of electric vehicles, so that we can all live in a cleaner, zero-emissions world,” said Dr Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot CEO.
“This latest patented technology is a unique way of repairing individual cells, or groups of cells, when they are in service is a novel advancement to self-repairing electric vehicles.
“This approach is truly transformative with huge real-world benefits for electric vehicle owners, improving performance, safety and the longevity of their vehicles. It also plays a crucial role in eradicating range anxiety, which remains the main barrier to electric vehicle ownership.”
“Alongside the development of our leading silicon-dominant XFC cells, StoreDot is committed to broadening its portfolio to advance the entire battery-ecosystem.”
7 December 2021