The continuous development of the smartphone industry, as well as the popularity of new energy vehicles, are constantly driving the innovation and upgrading of battery technology. Estonian super capacitor maker Skeleton Technologies said it had raised 41.3 million euros (about 322 million yuan) in a new round of financing,media reported.
Since its inception in 2009, Skeleton has financed more than 93 million euros ($726 million) in research and development of “super batteries”.
“The roadmap to zero emissions requires a combination of innovation and multiple technologies, and super capacitors are key technologies to reduce emissions.” “We’re not competing with lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, we’re just complementing them in terms of improving performance and reducing costs, ” says Tavi Madiberk, owner of Skeleton. “
It is understood that in September, Skeleton announced a breakthrough graphene super battery with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, which can be fully charged in 15 seconds, about 1,000 times faster than a normal battery.
Moreover, graphene super batteries are still not significantly aging after hundreds of thousands of charge and discharge processes.
Lithium batteries in traditional electric vehicles typically take about 6-8 hours or more to fully charge. And after a few years of use, lithium batteries are much more effective at charging. So the emergence of graphene super batteries, so that a group of new energy vehicle manufacturers see the rise of hope.
However, because the battery technology is not yet mature, the relevant personnel are still trying to develop. Skeleton has signed a one-billion-euro letter of intent with a leading original car manufacturer to bring the battery to market in 2023, sources said.