NAWA Technologies has created a product that could revolutionise the electric vehicle world as we know it: the Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode.
This new 3D electrode geometry can solve the vast majority of performance constraints faced by global battery makers, boosting battery power, energy storage and also lifecycle exponentially while reducing charging time down to minutes instead of hours.
Currently, one of the major limitations of battery power, energy and lifecycle is the design and material used for the electrode. Based on inefficient powders, existing electrodes have low electrical, thermal and ionic conductivity, along with poor mechanical behaviour when discharged and recharged.
However, the revolutionary Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode combines the highest ionic conductivity, thanks to a 3D fully accessible nanostructure, with the highest electrical and thermal conductivity.
NAWA’s Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode is a universal system, available as a primer for existing electrodes and ready for market in as little as 12 months. It is also available as a full 3D-electrode (anode or cathode), which the company expects to be introduced and in production as early as 2023.
Applied to an electric vehicle, an advanced lithium-ion battery with an Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode could double the kWh stored, meaning EVs could draw on more power to go further, or faster, making 1,000km ranges the new norm. Charging time could be reduced to as little as five minutes for an 80% charge, while battery lifecycle could see a fivefold improvement.
The technology could also be revolutionary from an ecological standpoint as it is estimated that by using an Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode in a lithium battery cell, the CO2 footprint could be reduced by as much as 60%, simply because less active material is required.
This ground-breaking product could be the solution to a lot of current issues that surround lithium-ion batteries according to Ulrik Grape, CEO of NAWA Technologies.
“NAWA’s Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode will allow us to charge batteries faster, go further and for longer – and all with a product based on one of the world’s most abundant and green materials: carbon,” he said. “Our technology can help to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of battery systems.”