Zapgocharger, based at Harwell, Oxford, is a UK-based company founded in September 2013. The Company makes ultra-fast charge graphene supercapacitors that aim to replace slow charging lithium-ion batteries. The first product, a 5 minute charger for mobile phones and tablets, is due to be shipped to customers in 70 countries in 2016.
It will aim to replace the incumbent technology of li-ion batteries in products that range from mobile phones, tablet & notebook computers, cordless power tools and cordless cleaners to electric vehicles.
Zap&Go has a platform technology that can provide significant advantages over lithium-ion in terms of faster charging, lower cost (as the products do not contain any rare earth minerals), do not suffer a memory effect, good for 100,000 charge/discharge cycles, will not catch fire if overcharged and easy to recycle.
The Company has reportedly developed significant intellectual property, patents, trademarks, registered designs and know-how in higher voltage supercapacitors. It has an option on two patents from the Materials Science group at Oxford University and has also filed its own patents.