Lithium-ion battery tech firm, DESTEN Inc., has partnered with leading EV technology developer, InMotion, to debut a game-changing battery pack for the electric vehicle (EV) industry. The highlight of this innovation is the record-breaking charging time of just 3 minutes and 56 seconds, realized through DESTEN’s revolutionary ultra-fast charging battery cell technology. This cutting-edge solution is complemented by InMotion’s state-of-the-art pack and cooling systems, paving the way for the next generation of EV performance.
Why It Matters
The implications of this technological breakthrough are far-reaching, poised to reshape the automotive industry by addressing a significant bottleneck in EV adoption – long charging times. The innovative battery pack is slated for inclusion in the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race, showcasing its unique capabilities in the challenging environment of the race track. This display aims to highlight the potential of ‘Electric Refuelling’ – achieving a full battery charge within the same timeframe as refilling a traditional petrol vehicle – thus directly competing with Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles.
Mike Brozius, InMotion’s Head of Partnerships, emphasized the significance of this innovation to electric vehicle racing, projecting it as a new standard in EV performance. Echoing this sentiment, DESTEN Inc.’s CEO and Chairman, Bader Al-Rezaihan, underscored how this technology was specially developed for racing applications, while hinting at the broader potential for its application across the automotive industry.
“Electric Refuelling in EVs is now possible through the integration of DESTEN’s advanced cell technologies,” added Thomas Gerhard Wilhelm Damitz, Chief Innovation Officer at DESTEN Inc., further emphasizing the partnership’s intent to pioneer in this space.
This ultra-fast charging battery pack is more than an advancement in racing technology; it is a clear signpost to the future of the broader automotive industry. In a world increasingly mindful of environmental concerns, such advancements contribute significantly to the acceleration of mass EV adoption. The recent Gold Medal awarded to DESTEN at the 2023 Edison Awards in the EV Battery Enhancement Category only underscores their innovation’s significance in revolutionizing the future of EVs.