In a significant leap forward for the EV industry, U.K.-based startup Nyobolt has unveiled a remarkable achievement in battery technology. The company claims to have unlocked the “holy grail” of EV batteries by enabling rapid charging times of less than 6 minutes. This breakthrough has the potential to address one of the main concerns surrounding EVs – the time it takes to recharge compared to refueling with gasoline.
Revolutionizing EV Charging Times
Nyobolt’s breakthrough holds the promise of bridging the charging gap between EVs and gasoline cars, offering a more seamless and efficient charging experience. By significantly reducing charging times, EV owners can enjoy a level of convenience akin to pumping gas, ultimately minimizing range anxiety and allowing for the use of smaller battery packs.
Closing the Gap
To demonstrate the capabilities of their technology, Nyobolt collaborated with Callum, the design firm founded by renowned automotive designer Ian Callum. Together, they created an electric sports car that showcases the potential of Nyobolt’s battery tech. With a sleek design and lightweight carbon-fiber bodywork, the car features a relatively small 35-kWh battery pack. Impressively, a 6-minute charge delivers an impressive 155 miles of range, translating to a remarkable 1,600 miles of range added per hour of charging.
The Future of Electric Cars
Nyobolt’s battery technology has undergone extensive testing, with over 2,000 fast-charge cycles conducted without any significant performance degradation. The startup is now poised for rapid scale-up and aims to incorporate its groundbreaking technology into production models starting in 2024. In addition to sports cars, Nyobolt envisions its battery tech being utilized in luxury cars, trucks, and buses, opening up new possibilities for electrification in various transportation sectors. With Nyobolt’s game-changing battery technology on the horizon, the future of electric mobility looks more promising than ever. As EVs become more convenient and practical, the barriers to widespread adoption continue to crumble.
The new tri-shield logo of Buick is officially out in the open. It was previously reported that General Motors had applied for a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to adopt a newly redesigned version of the company’s traditional logo. Though no details were given before, the company has finally dropped the new design.
The New Logo
As per the image submitted for trademark filing, the newly designed logo of Buick comes with a horizontal alignment, altering the previous diagonal one. The diagonal stripe inside each of the three shields has been transformed into a downward-lunging line. Also, the circular outer rings that used to surround each of the three shields previously have been removed. This is the second time within the past decade the company has revised its traditional tri-shield insignia.
The Buick brand has already been trying to reinvent itself for the past few years. In the endeavor, the company has deleted the exterior name badges and switched to an all-SUV lineup, following the lead of other major car brands. The color scheme of the new logo isn’t clear yet. The current logo of Buick features one blue, one silver, and one red shield. But, the application states that General Motors didn’t claim color specifically as an innate feature of the trademark. Buick cars have worn monochrome logos previously, so the color preference for this one remains unclear.
The model on which the new Buick logo will be introduced is also being kept under wraps. The trademark application is next allotted to an examiner, which can take almost six months from the filing date. Depending on the general length of the entire process, the redesigned logo can start appearing on the 2023 Buick model vehicles. Or else, the company could be officially unveiling it on its potential upcoming model like the all-electric Buick Electra.