Over twelve months ago, ultra-fast charging (UFC) pioneer, StoreDot, achieved a world first with its partner, BP, by successfully fully charging a two-wheeled electric vehicle in just 5 minutes.
The company more recently launched its UFC technology for the drone industry, having achieved its mission of fully-charging a commercial drone in five minutes – another world first. This milestone overcomes two major barriers associated with slow charging times that has prevented the drone industry from realizing its full potential and could finally make continuous, fully autonomous drone operation a reality.
According to StoreDot CEO Dr. Doron Myersdorf, "By reducing battery charging time to just 5 minutes – which is up to 18 times faster than existing drone batteries – and eliminating the need for human intervention, drone operators have far greater freedom about where they can site charging stations. As a result, continuous, fully autonomous drone operation is finally being made a reality.”