Volvo invests in super fast-charging battery tech

Updated Apr 22, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It aims to charge batteries to have 160 km of EV range in just five minutes.

Volvo Cars has been active in rolling out various electrification development projects that would strengthen its 2030 all-electric lineup vision. The latest initiative is investing in StoreDot to create an extreme-fast charging battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs).

Volvo super fast-charging battery with StoreDot

Volvo is developing a super fast-charging battery

StoreDot is an Israeli company that shares the same vision as the Swedish car brand in the electrification of cars. It will be accelerating the brand’s development of EVs by pioneering a fast-charging battery tech. The objective is to charge batteries to have 160 km of pure electric range in five minutes only. To put things in perspective, the drive from Makati up to Subic, Zambales is more than 175 km. 

The product is centered around a unique silicon-dominant anode technology, as well as related software integration. It should pave the way for the development of new Volvo EVs that offer a longer range and quicker charging. Half of the brand’s models will be pure electric by 2025, with plans to go all-electric after five years.

“We aim to be the fastest transformer in our industry and the Tech Fund plays a crucial role in establishing partnerships with future technology leaders,” said Volvo Cars Tech Fund Head Alexander Petrofski.

Volvo XC40 Recharge front view

Electrification is the go-to for the Swedish automaker

By 2040, Volvo Cars is looking to become a climate-neutral company, eliminating carbon emissions even in manufacturing vehicles. All of which will be made possible starting with early efforts such as the development of super fast-charging battery tech with StoreDot.

“Our investment in StoreDot perfectly fits that mindset and their commitment to electrification and carbon-free mobility matches our own. We’re excited to make this a successful collaboration for both parties and work towards bringing this groundbreaking technology to the market,” added Petrofski.

Aside from super fast-charging battery tech, Volvo Cars is also investing in the development of a wireless EV charging system. This project aims to charge vehicles that are parked over a dedicated charging pad. It can charge almost as fast as a wired 50 kW DC fast charger which would be a more convenient way to recharge. is here to deliver the latest car updates super fast.

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Volvo Corporation prides itself for being considered as the safest automotive brand in the world. The company started manufacturing automobiles in April 1972 with the objective of producing cars that are strong and safe enough for Swedish roads.

Rex Sanchez

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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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