E-MOBILITY Strategic agreement to produce extreme fast charging battery cells for US EV market
StoreDot, producer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles, announced that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Flex|N|Gate, an automotive component manufacturer.
This landmark agreement will see both companies collaborate to sample and scale up the commercialization 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 commercialization. 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 localize its cell production. The collaboration allows us to serve the needs of local OEMs, building upon our recently established California R&D facility.", says Amir Tirosh, StoreDot COO.
"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.
Giga-Scale battery production
Guido Benvenuto, Flex|N|Gate Vice President of Global Sales mentions, “We are honored and excited to collaborate with StoreDot, an acknowledged innovation leader in the EV battery space. Producing extreme fast charging battery cells at giga-scale is a key competitive requirement in the electric vehicle industry. 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.”
StoreDot's commitment to innovation and collaboration is being demonstrated through its rapidly growing 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.