Yazami and his team have developed a method capable of reducing the charging times of lithium-ion batteries to just 10 minutes.
Rabat – Moroccan scientist and inventor Rachid Yazami took the main stage at the third edition of the Global Industry 4.0 Conference, organized on Wednesday by the magazine “Industrie du Maroc”, where he shared an inspiring vision of the country's readiness to adopt electric vehicles (VE) in the near future.
With major automotive companies such as Renault and PSA Group focusing their attention on EV projects in the North African country, Yazami emphasized that “Morocco must be ready by 2030 – 2035, so that we can produce batteries adapted to large markets.”
He particularly highlighted the need to develop batteries adapted to the unique environmental conditions of the market, where temperatures can exceed 50 degrees Celsius. Recognizing 50 degrees Celsius as the threshold for battery safety, Yazami emphasized the urgency of addressing safety concerns and designing methods to maintain battery integrity at higher temperatures.
In this sense, the Moroccan scientist revealed an ongoing project aimed at improving the stability of lithium-ion batteries, allowing them to operate reliably even in extreme heat.
"I am currently working on a project to increase the stability of lithium batteries up to 90 degrees Celsius... and this is another great technological and scientific challenge," he emphasized.
This project has the potential to set a new industry standard for battery safety and performance, providing the support for Morocco's EV ambitions.
In addition to security, loading time is another critical area of focus for Yazami and his team.
"Today there is no technology that allows charging a battery from 0 to 100% in less than an hour," he noted. However, Yazami presented a revolutionary method that he and his team have developed to reduce the charging time from hours to just 10 minutes.
“This is a revolutionary method that we have tested on a wide variety of batteries, especially batteries for electric cars, scooters and cordless power tools,” he explained, noting that the method “works very well.”
Celebrating this amazing advancement, Yazami enthused: “We are reducing the charging time by a factor of two, three or four, depending on the batteries.”
Shorter charging times not only improve the convenience of electric vehicles, but also have immense potential for other applications, including wearable devices and industrial equipment.
Concluding his remarks, Yazami reflected on the coming decade, emphasizing his dedication to developing these cutting-edge technologies to shape the future of lithium-ion batteries.
“I think that in the next ten years I will be very busy developing these technologies to adapt to the global market and especially the Moroccan market,” he stressed, expressing his enthusiasm for the upcoming transformative impact.
The third edition of the Industry 4.0 Global Conferences served as a platform for experts and researchers to explore the profound effects of artificial intelligence (AI) on society and industrial applications. Yazami's contributions focused on the intersection of AI and lithium-ion batteries, delving into the challenges and innovations ahead.
“We are delighted to host this important event, providing a platform for dialogue and knowledge exchange on the potential of AI and its implications for the future of our nation,” said Karim Chakir, CEO of Industrie du Maroc magazine.