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Maxwell Tech. is set to develope Ultracapacitor-Based Starter System For Cars

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by WarpedOne, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. WarpedOne

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    http://www.maxwell.com/news/release.asp?PRID=222

    First thing first, I would say:)

    Their current top models (ultracapacitors) store about 5Wh per kg. If/when they manage to up that for a houndred times, Tesla's bat-pack would only weigh about 100kg (now it is 450kg).
     
  2. danny

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    I hope these companies with ultra-capacitators are thinking about using it in cars and other transport.
     
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    Hmm, EEStor's ultracaps are claimed have about 260Wh/kg. That is about 50 times more than current Maxwell's best ultracaps.

    I can only wish they are true.
     
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    Re: Maxwell Tech. is set to develope Ultracapacitor-Based Starter System For Car

    “Ultracapacitors store less energy than batteries, but can deliver ample current for starting at temperatures as low as -40 degrees, so a system combining batteries and ultracapacitors provides a superior solution.” From the Maxwell article.
     

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