StoreDot unveils I-BEAM XFCTM cell-to-pack concept

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StoreDot has unveiled what it is calling a ‘breakthrough concept’ for taking extreme fast charging (XFC) capability from the cell to the vehicle level with its new I-BEAM XFCTM concept.

An innovative cell-to-pack (CTP) design it is intended to accelerate the integration of XFC into EVs.

At the core of I-BEAM XFCTM sits StoreDot's proprietary 100in5 cell technology, which enables charging 100 miles, or 160km of range in just 5 minutes. StoreDot’s 100in5 electrodes are assembled into its new I-BEAM XFCTM cells, which are designed to be incorporated directly into the battery pack.

While standard cell-to-pack architectures aim to improve range and energy density, StoreDot is also focusing on extreme fast charging with its I-BEAM XFCTM concept addressing both the complexity and cost challenges of embedding XFC capability at the vehicle level and allowing EVs to be charged even more rapidly.

Unlike traditional cooling systems, the I-BEAM XFCTM patented Structural Cooling concept is embedded into the structure of each cell, providing enhanced thermal management. This prevents localised hot spots and maintains uniform temperatures across the battery pack, enabling it to accept the ultra-high currents required for fast charging, with minimal system overhead.  

While still a concept, StoreDot has already secured several patents around I-BEAM XFC's architecture and the company said that it views this groundbreaking design as the key to unlocking the full potential of XFC technology on a mass scale.

Dr Doron Myersdorf CEO of StoreDot said, "As the pioneer of XFC battery technology, we are committed to enable extreme fast charge capability, from cell-level, to pack, to vehicle. We continue to drive innovations that will accelerate the EV revolution. With I-BEAM XFCTM, we have reimagined the architecture of the battery pack to truly unlock the potential of XFC in real-world vehicles. By taking a holistic approach, we have developed a concept that improves packing efficiency and battery life cycle, while enabling EV owners to charge as fast as filling up with petrol." 

The company is planning, later this year, to demonstrate the world's first EV equipped with XFC technology and is looking to start shipping prismatic B-samples to OEMs and expand operations in the US.