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Electric Scooter Revs Up in Five Minutes With StoreDot Battery

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StoreDot Ltd. and BP Plc took a stride toward their goal of speeding up battery charging when a power-depleted scooter wheeled away after just five minutes with a topped-up battery and enough juice to go 70 kilometers, compared to the normal charging time of about four hours.

“This is showing the world that we can break the barrier of fast charging, and what was considered impossible is actually possible,” said StoreDot Chief Executive Officer Doron Myersdorf, whose company will begin selling five-minute chargers for mobile phones in the second half of 2020.