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Discussion in 'Electric Conversions' started by dpeilow, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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  2. bolosky

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    Probably because of this:
    They're messing around with algorithms for augmenting BEVs with supercaps, and they needed some cars to play with. In other words, it's a research project.

    (Or, maybe I'm just trying to find a justification because I'm a CMU alum.)
     
  3. Lloyd

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    Gee..... I believe I said this was a great idea in a post last year and got all kinds of replies that supercaps were too expensive, too complex, could not store enough energy etc.
     
  4. TEG

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    Having Ultracaps/Supercaps as a "front end" before the main battery pack is and idea that has been floating around for a while.

    Here were some things I wrote in 2007:

    The EV Experience | Blog | Tesla Motors
     

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