Polestar 5

Polestar and StoreDot demo 10-minute EV charge

The vehicle saw a consistent charge rate of over 310kW for the entire test procedure

Polestar and StoreDot have demonstrated a 10-minute EV charge with silicon-dominant battery cells in an electric vehicle, showcasing unprecedented charging speeds that will eliminate consumer charging anxiety, a major obstacle to widespread EV adoption.

The demo, which featured a Polestar 5 fitted with StoreDot’s XFC cells, shows a 77kWh battery pack charging from 10% to 80% within 10 minutes.

The vehicle saw a consistent charge rate of over 310kW for the entire test procedure and a peak of more than 370kW. All cell parameters including temperature, voltage and charged capacity were monitored throughout, with the battery pack never exceeding the target operating temperature set by engineers of both teams.

StoreDot’s ‘drop-in’ ability can be integrated in an existing car model, paving the way to extreme fast charging using available charging infrastructure, rather than using proprietary chargers.

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A key advantage of the silicon-based anode technology is the ability to continue pushing both energy density and charging rate boundaries for several more battery generations. In contrast, conventional graphite anodes are already approaching their theoretical performance limits, restricting further advancements.

StoreDot’s silicon design provides a crucial pathway to sustained innovation in areas like extreme fast charging.

The breakthrough was enabled by StoreDot’s advanced XFC battery cells and represents another major milestone on the company’s path toward commercialization, proving the maturity, stability, and durability of its game-changing technology, while paving the way for an industry-wide XFC battery adoption.

“We are very excited to share this impressive achievement today and are proud to be on this journey with Polestar, a leading car brand who envisions high performance cars with a sustainable future,” said Dr Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot.

“We’re happy to see our partner is among the first EV car makers to acknowledge that XFC is now a necessary standard to make vast EV adoption a reality. With our extreme fast charging technology, you can add 200 miles in under 10 minutes. This breakthrough revolutionizes EV ownership experience by eradicating the barrier of range and charging anxiety once and for all. Drivers can now truly travel long distances with the same freedom and convenience as traditional petrol-powered vehicles.”

StoreDot says it remains firmly on track with production-readiness of its XFC cells that deliver 100 miles charged in 5 minutes this year. The company aims to deliver 100 miles charged in 4 minutes in 2026 and 100 miles charged in 3 minutes by 2028.