BP Ventures backs StoreDot and its fast-charging battery technology



ImpactAlpha, May 24 – The time it takes to charge electric vehicle batteries is a critical hurdle to scaling electric vehicle usage. The Tel Aviv-based venture is building electric vehicle batteries that can fully charge in five minutes.

The venture arm of British oil giant BP has invested $20 million in StoreDot, which has already developed “flash batteries” for mobile devices. BP Venture invested $5 million in another fast-charging battery startup, FreeWire Technologies, in January.

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