Car brand to integrate 5-minute fast-charging battery to new EV model

One of the industry’s most popular electric vehicle manufacturers has announced plans to “revolutionise” EV charging with a new agreement that will provide ultra-fast charging.

Polestar, a Swedish electric vehicle company, will soon put extreme fast charging (XFC) technology into production.

StoreDot’s “100-in-5” technology will give 100 miles (160 kilometres) of charge in just five minutes of being plugged in.

The new technology has the advantage of being able to be integrated into existing battery pack forms.

According to Israeli battery experts, this eliminates concerns about totally rebuilding the battery pack to ensure quick charging speeds.

The XFC bag was unveiled during Polestar Day in Los Angeles, alongside Polestar’s prototype battery.

It is envisaged that two businesses will be able to fully deploy fast charging capabilities in a Polestar 5 prototype next year.

The Polestar 5, which has already been compared to the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S, is expected to be released as a production car in 2024.

It will offer dual electric motors with up to 884 horsepower, a “competitive” electric driving range and will focus on environmental sustainability.

Range anxiety is still a major concern for consumers considering moving to electric vehicles, especially with new concerns about the UK’s charging network.

Drivers may have more confidence in the vehicle’s range with the new “100-in-5” charging technology, as well as the knowledge that if they do need to refuel, it will take minutes rather than hours.

According to the most recent Zapmap data, there are 51,516 electric vehicle charging points in over 30,000 locations across the UK.

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