Skeleton Technologies and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) say they have developed a graphene-based battery with a 15-second charging time, as well as charging cycles counted in the hundreds of thousands.
The so-called SuperBattery’s key component is Skeleton’s patented Curved Graphene carbon material, which enables the high power and long lifetime of ultracapacitors to be applied in a graphene battery.
“The SuperBattery is a game-changer for the automotive industry. Together with Li-ion batteries, they have it all: high energy and power density, long lifetime and 15-second charging time,” said Skeleton Technologies CEO Taavi Madiberk.
“The synergies between Skeleton and KIT will be used to bring next-generation energy storage technologies such as the SuperBattery to market readiness. We see Skeleton as a perfect match that fits for our purpose,” added KIT Research Unit Leader Maximilian Fichtner.
Skeleton says it has signed a €1-billion letter of intent with a leading automotive OEM to bring the technology to the market.
Source: Skeleton Technologies