Chakratec boosting electric vehicle speeds by up to 3X

Written by Kfir Kedem – December 22, 2021

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Charging electric cars can take ages. The tools we have now really don’t hold a candle to the speed and pure efficiency of petrol/ diesel refueling. Now, this doesn’t mean that we should give up on the electrification dream. Sustainability is still the name of the game when it comes to the future of our planet. As such, solutions that improve electric charging capabilities are more than welcome within the automotive market.

That’s exactly what Chakratec realized when it was founded in Israel in 2013. The company develops unique power transfer boosters that work on mechanical energy. Rather than storing energy on a battery, which uses unsustainable chemicals, Chakratec has figured out how to gain the same effect from flywheels. And the result is fantastic as connecting the Chakratec system to a regular charger boosts the charging speed by up to 3 times its original speed. Chakratec calls this system the “Kinetic Battery.” The only information missing is how the energy is fed into the flywheel.

Auto Trendy’s take:

A flywheel energy storage system has a dual-function electric motor stored inside of it. It works by accelerating a rotor. This causes energy to be stored in the mass that is being spun. When it is then switched off, the rotating mass spins the electric motor which charges it. With flywheels in cars, it makes sense that the energy can be generated by the rotational energy of the wheels of the car braking against the road. The Chakratec boosters are likely being fed the same electricity that goes into the chargers, and due to the flywheel’s efficiency, decrease the charging time.