Clean Electric Unveils 12- minutes Rapid-Charging Battery Tech for EVs

Clean Electric fireproof batteries underwent 3700 rapid charge cycles testing, showed 11% decrease in overall range

Clean Electric, a startup focused on energy storage solutions, has introduced new battery technology. The tech can fully charge electric vehicles in less than 12 minutes. Presently, it takes 60 to 120 minutes to charge an electric car.

The firm supported by Kalaari Capital, developed its own battery technology. It uses universal CCS 2 DC charging standards, making it compatible with all types of EV models.

According to its co-founder Akash Gupta, the company’s fireproof batteries underwent testing for 3700 rapid charge cycles. Impressively, they showed only an 11% decrease in the overall range.

Notably, the firm manufactures these batteries at a facility in Pune. Moreover, the plant can produce up to 1200 battery packs per month.

Also, the company secured $2.2 million (Rs 18 crore) in funding the previous year. Kalaari Capital led the funding round. In addition, Climate Angels, LV Fund, 7Square Ventures, and CIIE Regional Innovation Foundation joined the seed funding round.

Clean Electric has been developing its technology for 4 years and holds four granted patents in the Indian and US markets.

Clean Electric holds four granted patents in the Indian and US markets.
Source: Clean Electric

The company’s innovative battery designs include several industry-first technologies:

  • Direct contact liquid cooling (DCLC) for electric four-wheelers and large battery systems
  • Self-contained adaptive active liquid cooling (SCALC) for electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers

They also employ DCLC with Integrated cell to pack (CTP) battery architecture. The design enhances safety by reducing the risk of thermal runaway and enables rapid charging with improved packaging efficiency. This helps boost the range of electric vehicles without increasing degradation.

Ankit Joshi, Chief Product Officer at Clean Electric, said:

Our proprietary 12-minute charging technology sets a new global standard that will drive the EV industry forward. Committed to sustainability, we strive to democratize RAPID Charging for EVs coupled with long battery life.

We plan to introduce Gen 3 batteries next fiscal year, enabling affordable, high-energy-density batteries to take rapid charging to the masses.

The company is collaborating with EV OEMs in categories such as electric cars, electric two-wheelers, electric three-wheelers, and electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs). Moreover, it established startups to overcome challenges and facilitate the widespread adoption of electric cars.

Clean Electric conducted a live demonstration in Pune. They showcased a 2.2 kWh battery for e-2W and a 12.5 kWh battery for e-3W. Surprisingly, these batteries charged from 0-80% in just 10 minutes. They achieved this using a constant 5C charge rate.

The charging was done using BIS-approved Type 6, Bharat DC-001, and a globally accepted CCS 2 DC Public Charger. The achievement positions it as the world’s fastest-charging production electric vehicle.