Nyobolt EV concept car
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2023 concept EV promises ground-breaking charging technology

Due to be released near the end of 2023, the Nyobolt EV is an electric concept car that can fully recharge in less than six minutes.

Through the use of existing charging technology, the Nyobolt EV promises to raise the bar in the electric sector, delivering record-breaking charge speeds without sacrificing long-term battery performance.

During its testing phases, it has been reported that the concept car went through over 2,000 fast charge cycles without any major performance loss.

What is the Nyobolt EV?

Powered by a 35kWh battery, the Nyobolt EV is an electric concept car born from a collaboration between Nyobolt, CALLUM Design and Lotus Elise designer, Julian Thomson.

It promises a claimed range of 155 miles and ultra-rapid charge times that could make an electric car lease deal far more appealing for many, supporting the widespread adoption of EVs.

Not only does it deliver rapid charging times, but the vehicle itself is lighter and nimbler than many electric vehicles currently on the market. Using a smaller battery and fewer raw materials allows for convenience that can match that of a combustion engine car.

2023 Nyobolt EV concept

A founding member of CALLUM Design is British designer Ian Callum CBE, who has a glittering automotive portfolio, working on the Aston Martin Vanquish, Vantage and DB9, as well as a host of Jaguar products, including the I-PACE.

The Nyobolt EV is not simply an electric version of the famous mid-engined roadster, but there are clear similarities in the design. CALLUM claim Thomson took great inspiration from the Elise while designing this concept, ‘exaggerating its proportions while maintaining its aggressive, nose-down attitude’.

It won’t just be the concept car poised to hit the market soon, with the game-changing charging technology set to go into production in 2024.

Despite the concept car being fitted with a smaller battery, it is believed the charging technology will not be restricted by size and could support larger vehicles like trucks and buses with rapid charging. 

What is the current fastest-charging electric car?

The Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 feature among the market leaders for rapid charge times, going from 10-80% in just 18 minutes when plugged into a 350kW charger.

The Genesis GV70 and Porsche Taycan are also among the very best, providing similar rapid charge times of around 18-21 minutes or less. 

With a Tesla lease, you can recharge both the Model 3 and the Model Y up to 172 miles at a Supercharger destination in just 15 minutes.

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