StoreDot and Flex|N|Gate to produce Extreme Fast Charging battery cells for US EV market

Extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology company StoreDot has announced it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with global automotive component manufacturer Flex|N|Gate.
StoreDot and Flex|N|Gate to produce Extreme Fast Charging battery cells for US EV market
Battery electrode coating line. Courtesy of Flex-Ion.

The agreement will see both companies collaborate to sample and scale up the commercialisation of StoreDot’s extreme fast charging battery cells for electric vehicles. Samples of StoreDot’s 100in5 battery cells will be produced next year at Flex|N|Gate Group’s “Flex-lon” lithium-ion cell pilot factory in Windsor, Ontario while working with local automotive OEMs to produce cells with specified performance and formats.

“This is an exciting and significant agreement which further supports and enhances our path to OEM commercialisation” said Amir Tirosh, StoreDot COO. “Working with Flex|N|Gate, a tier one manufacturer and global leader in mass-scale automotive component production, opens vast new opportunities for StoreDot in the North American market, including the ability to localise its cell production. The collaboration allows us to serve the needs of local OEMs, building upon our recently established California R&D facility. Our 100in5 battery cells are already being tested by electric vehicle manufacturers; this strategic agreement gives us ability to scale up rapidly to mass production and flexibility to produce OEM li-ion battery cells at the scale and in the form factors required by this burgeoning industry. Enabling owners to charge their cars safely in minutes is no longer an option, as range and charging anxiety remain the main barriers for mass EV adoption. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Flex|N|Gate as we roll out the XFC revolution together.”

StoreDot is rapidly growing its global network of strategic partnerships with investors, leading OEMs, and manufacturing partners. Global automotive and EV manufacturers like Daimler, Ola Electric, Polestar, VinFast, and Volvo Cars are already key strategic partners of the company.

The company recently reported strong performance feedback for the evaluation and integration A-Samples testing phase of its XFC electric vehicle battery cells. The comprehensive testing programmes took place earlier this year by 15 leading global automotive brand manufacturers from Europe, Asia, and the US, as well as several of StoreDot’s strategic ecosystem partners, with many now moving onto B sample and cell integration programmes.

“Producing extreme fast charging battery cells at giga-scale is a key competitive requirement in the electric vehicle industry” added Guido Benvenuto, Flex|N|Gate Vice President of Global Sales. “Applying our mass production manufacturing expertise to StoreDot’s cutting-edge technologies will create an ideal framework to establish world-class cell manufacturing facilities. Early next year, cells will be produced at Flex-Ion’s pilot plant in Windsor, Ontario, where we have established the capacity and flexibility to service the needs of the automotive industry. This will be a significant and rewarding development as the Americas transition to electrified mobility.”

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