GBatteries has launched an AI-powered charging protocol designed to charge conventional Li-ion batteries as quickly as a car can be filled with gasoline. The company says its system can charge a 60 kWh EV pack to 119 miles of range in 5 minutes.
Operating at the intersection of artificial intelligence, electrochemistry, signal processing, and high-power electronics, GBatteries claims that it is the only demonstrated technology that can ultra-fast charge Li-ion batteries without compromising battery life or changing the battery’s chemistry.
GBatteries has developed and tested the charging algorithm over the past six years. In addition to the algorithm, the protocol also includes control methodologies and hardware.
The company has partnered with Ravens Racing, a Carleton University club that designs, builds and races Formula SAE (previously known as the Society of Automotive Engineers) vehicles, to revive the team’s Formula SAE electric program.
Beginning this summer, GBatteries and Ravens Racing, a Carleton University club that builds and races Formula SAE vehicles, are partnering to revive to kick start development of a new electric race car. GBatteries’s specialized technology will be integrated into Ravens Racing’s new vehicle, making it the first scaled-up application of the charging protocol.