Silicon lithium-ion battery technology for electric vehicles company, Enevate, says it has reached a milestone of more than 300 patents issued and in process.

Enevate licences intellectual property and transfers technology to EV automotive and battery makers worldwide.

The company’s patent portfolio has grown significantly during the past year, with a more than 50% increase in new patents issued and in process.

“Enevate has been intensely focused on developing battery technology in the global race to provide auto and battery makers with low-cost manufacturing solutions that will enable the kind of fast-charging capability demanded by consumers and accelerate the worldwide adoption of EVs,” said Enevate founder and CTO, Benjamin Park.

“The progress we’ve made on the technical front is reflected in the growth and scope of our patent portfolio. Enevate is committed to protecting our technology through a robust, worldwide patent programme in support of the company’s licensing and technology transfer efforts.”

Park noted Enevate now holds the largest portfolio of patents related to silicon Li-ion cell technologies when compared to start-ups worldwide and includes a spectrum of Li-ion cell innovations, from anode to cathode, electrolyte, separator, formation, cell design and cell architecture. Enevate now has patents in jurisdictions covering more than 95% of EV sales worldwide.

Earlier this year, the company announced its 4th generation XFC-Energy technology, providing a path to produce extreme fast-charge EV batteries at low cost and high-volume production, which can charge as fast as refuelling a petrol car while also delivering on longer range, improved safety and lower cost.

Enevate is currently working with multiple automotive OEMs and EV battery manufacturers to commercialise its technologies, enabling them to utilise existing manufacturing infrastructure with minimal new investment, facilitating the next-generation of EVs.

“Our patent portfolio represents continuing innovations by our scientists and engineers to develop cost effective EV silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology in support of the growing global EV industry,” added Park.