Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Nyobolt Demonstrates Breakthrough Fast-Charging Technology for Electric Sports Cars

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Nyobolt, a British startup specializing in advanced battery technology, has showcased a significant advancement in electric vehicle (EV) charging capabilities, achieving a rapid charging time for an electric sports car prototype.

Using its proprietary niobium-based battery technology, Nyobolt demonstrated the charging of its Nyobolt EV prototype from 10 to 80 percent state of charge (SoC) in just four minutes and thirty-nine seconds.

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The prototype, developed in collaboration with engineering firm Callum and based on the Lotus Elise platform, utilized a 350 kW charger during the process.

The EV prototype featured a relatively small 35 kWh battery, providing a range of approximately 155 miles (250 kilometers). According to Nyobolt, efficient cooling played a pivotal role in achieving the rapid charging speed, with cooling plates incorporating a water-glycol mixture effectively managing heat generation during the demonstration.

See also: Nyobolt announces $59 million in funding to build a UK fast-charging battery plant

Nyobolt, which secured 50 million pounds in Series B funding in 2022, aims to move towards small-scale production as early as next year, with reported interest from multiple automotive manufacturers. This milestone follows a previous demonstration in June 2023, where Nyobolt showcased similar fast-charging capabilities.

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