Superfast Electric Car
A prominent Chinese battery manufacturer, known as a significant supplier for Tesla, has introduced what it asserts to be the world’s pioneering “superfast charging” battery. This innovative battery can achieve a remarkable range of 400 kilometers with a mere 10-minute charging session.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) from China has introduced its most recent offering, named Shenxing, which translates to “god-like movement.” As reported by The Independent, the company made an announcement on Wednesday, emphasizing that their fresh lithium-ion battery is set to initiate a transformative phase for electric vehicles by addressing the prevailing challenges of charging and limited range.
When fully charged, the battery retains ample energy to journey for over 700 kilometers without necessitating a recharge. Gao Han, the Chief Technology Officer of CATL’s electric car division, reported to TechCrunch that the battery is also capable of replenishing up to 400 kilometers of range within a mere 10 minutes.
As stated by the company, Shenxing stands as the inaugural “4C superfast charging LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery” globally. This specific battery chemistry was notably embraced by Elon Musk’s Tesla in 2021 for its vehicles with shorter ranges.
CATL said they made the battery hold more power and charge up faster by using a new kind of “superconducting electrolyte formula” that helps electricity move better. Dr. Wu Kai, who is a top scientist at CATL, talked about how electric car battery technology should stay really advanced globally and bring good money too, as reported by The Independent.
“As more people start using electric cars like regular cars, we need to make the fancy technology available to everyone. This way, everyone can enjoy the cool stuff that comes from new ideas,” he said.
CATL said they plan to start making lots of these batteries by the end of 2023 and sending them out in 2024. They didn’t say which car companies will get them first, but they work with companies like BMW, Honda, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo, as mentioned by the news.