An Israeli firm has announced the first superfast EV battery that can charge in just five minutes. The technology could spark a true EV revolution as it would eliminate one of buyers’ biggest concerns—range anxiety. StoreDot noted in a press release that this was the first time extreme fast charging (XFC) batteries were demonstrated as commercially viable for the first time. “The first-generation engineering samples demonstrate to EV OEMs and battery manufacturers the successful replacement of graphite in the cell’s anode using metalloid nano-particles – a key breakthrough in overcoming major issues in safety, battery cycle life and swelling,” the company said. Range anxiety is one of the reasons why EVs have not yet become the preferred mode of personal transportation across the world despite generous government incentives. Safety concerns are another, and most of these concerns are focused on batteries, which have been known to spontaneously combust on […]