New (4-year old actually) C-Ion battery technology by ZapGo to charge an EV 100 times faster

Posted on: Wed, 2019-09-18 - 17:18 By: admin

It's not actually new news as this has been announced around 2016 already but I see I never covered it. Obviously, if this technology actually goes live it will disrupt the EV market as well as the mobile phone market (where it is currently aimed at). Depending on the cost it could be the catalyst that brings on the end of ICE vehicles way sooner than anticipated.

Zap&Go’s C-Ion cell is intended to combine the power density of supercapacitors and the energy density of rechargeable batteries. The C-Ion cells work in a very similar way to electrical double-layer capacitors (EDLCs)—also known as supercapacitors or ultracapacitors. The technology has been developed in Oxford in the UK, to charge an EV in 35 seconds and providing a 350-mile (500 km) range, comparable to traditional combustion engine vehicles. The battery has solid-state carbon-ion cells and contains no lithium or cobalt, ensuring relative lower cost and safety. Using only an advanced form of carbon combined with a new type of ionic electrolyte, C-Ion cells cannot catch fire because there is nothing inside that will burn, while the ionic electrolytes act as a fire suppressant. The advanced materials inside can also be recycled at the end of life.

See https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/storage/new-battery-technology-to-charge-an-ev-100-times-faster/ and further info at https://zapgo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Carbon-Ion-a-new-category-of-energy-storage-devices-Technical-White-Paper.pdf

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A new carbon-ion battery technology has been developed and is expected to charge an electric vehicle 100 times faster than existing battery technologies.

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