StoreDot had entered into an agreement with VinES which will see a strategic investment of VinFast into StoreDot.
This will mark a new milestone in the cell technology development between both companies and will help to promote advanced battery technology and prepare to introduce XFC battery solutions for the green mobility market, including VinFast’s smart electric vehicles.
This agreement will see both companies embark on collaboration to jointly research, develop and offer extreme fast charge battery cells in different form-factors in preparation for XFC battery mass production and supply.
The release states that StoreDot will license and share its proprietary XFC technology whereas VinES will provide and contribute its know-how and experience with multiple form factor development, manufacturing, validation and global supply chain network.
Dr. Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot CEO said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with VinES and further cementing our long-standing relationships with Vingroup and VinFast. This venture is an important one for us as we look to build more partnerships with companies at every level of the EV battery ecosystem such as Vingroup. I’m confident that the combination of our XFC cell chemistry and VinES’s complimentary form-factor development, manufacturing, evaluation, certification, and supply chain capabilities will deliver world-class market leading EV batteries that will raise the bar further for the industry.”
The first generation of XFC battery cell is expected to be commercially available in 2025 and immediately adopted by VinFast vehicles.
Ms Pham Thuy Linh, CEO of VinES said: “The partnership with StoreDot reflects VinES’ s complimentary strategies by combining global innovative technologies with those in-house in our state-of-the-art production of electric vehicle batteries in Vietnam. With the XFC technology, we believe it will offer improved customers’ experience, provide cost savings and remove charging time anxiety entirely. With StoreDot’s team of talented scientists and experienced experts, combined with our know-how in multiple form-factor development, real production experiences, we are excited to work towards a near-future commercialisation of the XFC technology and contribute to the acceleration of the EV revolution globally.”