Hong Kong-based lithium-ion battery industry leader Desten has unveiled an ultrafast charging solution for electric vehicles (EVs) in Indonesia, which it says will charge an EV from zero to 80 percent in just 4 minutes and 40 seconds. Can do. This significant breakthrough has the potential to meet the long pending demand of EV users to provide quick charging solutions. It could also help in faster adoption of battery-powered vehicles. Desten plans to showcase the technology during a global roadshow starting in Asia and later moving to the Middle East and North American markets.
The company said in a statement that its ultra-fast charger is packed with 900kW of power and will make the Desten battery-powered car capable of covering a range of 310 miles (500 km) in less than five minutes, The normal time it takes to refuel a regular car.
The technology could also help reduce demand for charging stations, Desten said, a result of its breakthrough discoveries in materials and cell structures. Outlining the battery life, it said the cell could achieve an industry-leading 3,000 cycles and over 932,055 miles (1.5 million kilometers) of total driving range.
Still, one area of concern can be high heat buildup within the batteries due to fast charging. Desten said that its “battery maintains high thermal stability to remain cool during an operation.” Unlike available batteries, Desten said the battery cells do not require water cooling. This reduces cost and saves energy.
Desten Group CEO Siamak Kia said being able to charge a vehicle in under five minutes will make EVs more attractive, remove the need to change driving behavior and take advantage of available petrol station infrastructure. “Soon you’ll be able to buy an electric car with Desten batteries, you won’t have to wait any longer to charge your car at a charging station than it takes to fuel your combustion car today.”
Desten said the battery has received UN 38.3 certification, and has passed all safety tests.