CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Zap&Go Carbon-IonTM cell, an ultra-fast charging, non-flammable, near-term alternative to lithium-ion batteries developed by ZapGo Ltd, will make its debut at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) in Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2017 at Booth #40143. This is the first technology with the potential to combine the fast-charging characteristics of a supercapacitor with the performance of a lithium-ion battery. With this platform technology, ZapGo Ltd is aiming to revolutionize the charge time and battery life for a range of innovative consumer electronic products, and will be in commercialized products such as cordless power tools, robot cleaners and electric bikes during late 2017.
On display at the booth will be a range of functioning products where the recharge time has been reduced from hours to sub-five minutes. These include a Razor E300-scooter, a Nyko Zap&Go Carbon-Ion powered bicycle energy pack and a Nyko Bluetooth five-minute charging speaker, an 18-volt power drill and a cordless cleaner.
“We believe our technology represents a transformative next step beyond the current standard which uses lithium-ion as its power source,” said Stephen Voller, CEO of ZapGo Ltd. “Our Carbon-Ion cells are made of non-flammable nano-carbons and ionic electrolytes. They are superb conductors, very safe and recyclable.”
Charles Resnick, President of US Operations at ZapGo Inc., added, “As consumer products evolve rapidly to be faster, lighter and demand greater and greater power requirements, consumers will no longer be required to spend hours to have their battery recharged, only minutes. Consumers are longing for a power source that can not only dramatically reduce charging time but do it safely as well.”
In addition, ZapGo Ltd was recently voted one of the 100 most promising European and Global technology companies of 2016 by online publishers Red Herring. Red Herring’s Global 100 Awards are given to the top 100 technology companies in Europe, Asia, and the Americas based on their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition and financial health. ZapGo Ltd was the only European energy storage company to make the Red Herring lists.
About ZapGo Ltd
ZapGo Ltd is a technology company based at the Harwell Research Campus, Oxford with a Charlotte, NC US Office. Using novel nano-carbon materials as well as proprietary electrolytes they produce an ultra-fast, safe, recyclable charging power module that charges up in less than five minutes. For more information, please visit www.zapgo.com.
About CES 2017
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About the Red Herring Top 100 Awards
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