Enevate & Lightning Motorcycles partnership creates 5-minute quick charge for electric motorcycles

A revolutionary new partnership between Enevate and Lightning Motorcycles has been created that will change the market for electric motorcycle charging. Bewitch is known for its battery innovation that includes extremely fast-charging, high-energy-density battery technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) and other markets. lightning motorcycles is known for its high-performance, premium electric motorcycles that have set land speed records.

The two outstanding companies have decided to introduce Enevate’s extremely fast charging advanced lithium-ion cells into Lightning’s Strike Carbon motorcycle.

The Lightning’s Strike Carbon motorcycle will come with an integrated 24 kWh battery with Enevate technology. In initial testing, 400 amps were delivered at a near 5C charge rate, resulting in an extremely fast charge time of less than “10 minutes” for an additional 135 miles. “Charging time for similar production electric motorcycles is typically one to four hours. The pack was assembled using Enevate 47Ah pocket cells which began sampling in Q2 2022.”

The Lightning team led the development of the system with Enevate scientists and engineers and were able to integrate Enevate’s battery cells into the Strike Carbon platform to create the prototype. In actual road tests, the newly outfitted Strike Carbon clocked over 1,000 miles on the road while “refueling” at 350kW public charging stations with consistent results.

“I would like to thank our partner Lightning for their expertise and agility in developing state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions that have enabled us to deliver this high-end super-fast charging motorcycle,” said Enevate CEO, Robert A. Rango. . “For the consumer, this means that riders of electric motorcycles with Enevate technology can now ride all day alongside conventional motorcycles without having to wait hours at the charger.”

“This is an exceptional partnership with Enevate as together we push the boundaries of electric motorcycle innovation by achieving the fastest motorcycle charging rate achieved from a public charger,” said Lightning Motorcycles Corp. CEO and Founder Richard Hatfield. “For me and everyone at Lightning, building our products and our business not only gives us the opportunity to be part of something bigger and better, but also allows us to contribute to progress in the world. relentless effort to save our planet.”

Electric vehicles using batteries with Enevate technology can drive 30% further than vehicles equipped with other conventional batteries. The ability to put more power into a high-density cell is possible thanks to the silicon-dominant anodes at the heart of Enevate’s XFC-Energy technology. The company’s innovative multi-layered design allows more energy to be safely stored in a single cell. The company’s XFC-Energy silicon-dominant anode requires a fraction of the space of a graphite anode used in a conventional cell.

“Enevate has developed silicon technology for lithium-ion batteries that allows us to form a film of active material without the need for a polymeric material to hold the film together. Instead of trying to glue the silicon together, we made a harder film where the silicon is stored in a porous conductive matrix. In a way, we put “balloons” of silicon in a “concrete” matrix so that the silicon could expand and contract repeatedly – and not crumble. Unlike regular batteries which may contain some silicon, cells containing Enevate’s silicon-dominant technology have already been third-party tested to exhibit improved features such as high energy density, ultra-fast charging, wide temperature tolerance and improved safety. We have a pilot line running and analysis shows that with mass adoption, the technology can actually reduce the cost of batteries. It’s something everyone wants. said Benjamin Park, Founder and CTO at Enevate

Source: bewitch


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