According to media reports, ZapGo's proprietary carbon ion (C-Ion) platform technology is the basis of the new battery. Compared with the existing battery technology, the technology is safer and cheaper. It is expected to be an electric car within 5 minutes. Fully charged, recovering 350 miles (500 kilometers) of mileage, making electric cars comparable to traditional internal combustion engines.
Headquartered in Oxford, England, ZapGo's solid-state carbon-ion batteries are lithium and cobalt-free, resulting in lower cost and higher safety. The battery uses only one advanced form of carbon and a new type of ionic electrolyte, so it does not ignite because there is no internal combustion, and the ionic electrolyte acts as a fire extinguishing agent. In addition, the advanced materials inside the battery can be recycled after the end of the battery life.
The carbon-ion battery can be packaged into structural components such as the chassis and panels of a car, allowing the car to accept such fast charging speeds. ZapGo has demonstrated the technology on a self-driving car, charging in just 35 seconds, 100 times faster than existing electric cars. Carbon ion technology was originally developed for grid energy storage and can therefore be used to boost grid and buffer grid power requirements, and can support chargers ranging from 350 kW to 1500 kW, compared to existing super chargers. 10 times faster.