Range anxiety for electric car users is receding as batteries become bigger and more powerful, and according to Israel’s StoreDot, worries about wasting hours waiting to refill the "tank" could be about to go too.
It sees an electric car future where Teslas and Nissan Leafs and Renault Zoes can drive into an electric filling station, select from perhaps 10 different recharging stations, plug-in, fill up, and be gone in just over 5 minutes. Just like you would with a gasoline car or SUV.
StoreDot said it has demonstrated the technology on an electric scooter and is working on scaling it up. It expects to demonstrate the ability to recharge fast on an electric car by the end of this year or early in 2021, and manufacturers like Volkswagen or Mercedes should be able to incorporate them in the electric cars they sell to the public by 2023.