-- Electric car range anxiety to be cured by battery that charges in five minutes --
Motorists will be able to charge electric cars in five minutes within three years with the introduction of “extreme fast” battery technology.
It will be announced today that the first five-minute batteries will be made available for testing this year, with mass production being started in 2024.
StoreDot, the Israeli company behind the technology, said that charging would take only marginally longer than filling up a car with petrol.
Most modern electric vehicles take between 30 minutes and 12 hours to charge, depending on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging station. One of the quickest chargers on the market is built by Tesla, with its popular Model 3 being charged from 20 per cent to 80 per cent in 30min.