Chinese ultra-fast charging battery pack and solution provider DESTEN recently introduced the world’s first ultra-fast charging solution alongside a DESTEN designed and engineered electric car which can charge from 0% to 80% state of charge in 4 minutes and 40 seconds.
The company showcased the technology earlier this month in Jakarta. Later, DESTEN plans to showcase its innovations in a global roadshow starting in Asia, then The Middle East, Europe, and North America.
DESTEN’s ultra-fast charger, packed with 900kW of power, will be able to charge a DESTEN battery-powered car to achieve 500 km of range in less than 5-minutes.
The rollout of ultra-fast charging technology aims to overcome the major challenges in EV adoption, addressing drivers’ range and charging anxiety. DESTEN’s ultra-fast charging solutions enable drivers to charge an electric car as quickly as refueling a traditional combustion engine-powered car.
DESTEN’s ultra-fast charging makes charging more accessible for EV drivers in urban and high-density areas, as well as reducing the total number of charging systems required to service EV charging demand.
“Five-minute charging can make electric cars far more appealing than they are today as we don’t require a change in driving behaviors, leveraging the same publicly available petrol station infrastructures. Soon you will be able to purchase electric cars with DESTEN batteries inside, you will not have to wait to charge your car at a charging station any longer than it takes you to fuel your combustion car today,” said Siamak Kia, CEO of DESTEN Group.
DESTEN’s ultra-fast charging capability is the result of its breakthrough discoveries in materials and cell structures, featuring novel chemical formulations produced on a custom manufacturing line. The cell can achieve an industry-leading 3,000 cycles and over 1.5 million kilometres of total driving range.
Fast charging usually entails high levels of heat build-up within batteries. Despite ultra-fast charging speeds, DESTEN batteries retain high thermal stability, remaining cool throughout operation. The batteries are also certified by external testing organizations to maintain temperatures of less than 15 degrees centigrade above ambient temperatures during operation.
Unlike other batteries, DESTEN battery cells do not require water cooling. This reduces costs and battery cooling systems’ weight, resulting in energy and cost savings.
DESTEN’s ultra-fast charging cells also allow for much-improved energy recuperation from driving. This creates the opportunity to design smaller battery packs for electric vehicles which cost less, making EVs more affordable.
With UN 38.3 certification, the battery has passed all safety tests, making it an ideal technology for automotive-grade battery solutions.