StoreDot, the pioneer of extreme fast-charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with Flex|N|Gate, a global automotive component manufacturer.
This agreement allows both companies to grow and test the commercialization of StoreDot’s rapid-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.
“Working with Flex|N|Gate opens new opportunities for StoreDot in the North American market, including the ability to localize its cell production,” said Amir Tirosh, StoreDot COO. “This collaboration will enable us to serve the needs of local OEMs, building upon our recently established California R&D facility. Giving vehicle owners the ability to charge their cars safely in minutes is crucial, as range and charging anxieties remain the main barriers to mass EV adoption.”
StoreDot’s commitment to innovation and collaboration is 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.
“We are honored and excited to collaborate with StoreDot, an acknowledged innovation leader in the EV battery space,” says Guido Benvenuto, VP of Global Sales at Flex|N|Gate. “Producing fast charging battery cells at a large scale is a key requirement in the electric vehicle industry. Applying our mass production 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.”
Recently, StoreDot reported strong performance feedback for the evaluation and integration of A-Samples testing phase for its XFC electric vehicle battery cells. Comprehensive testing programs took place earlier this year by 15 global automotive brand manufacturers from Europe, Asia, and the U.S., and several of StoreDot’s strategic ecosystem partners. Many are now moving onto B sample and cell integration programs.
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