48 volt mild hybrid systems can power many vehicle systems like stop/start, active suspensions, power steering and coolant pumps, and air conditioning compressors. Many rely on ultracapacitors.
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Researchers at the University of California are developing graphene supercapacitors that can charge and discharge in a couple of minutes. The ability to discharge in a couple of minutes means that they are extremely powerful. More importantly though, these researchers developed a technique for printing graphene supercapacitors using a DVD burner.
Though electric cars are still in their infancy, already many people are seeing the potential for performance in the instant torque of electric motors. It’s not the motors that are the problem though; the batteries just can’t keep up. That is why some companies believe that capacitors, not batteries, are the future. But capacitors face […]
Mark Webber very nearly drove his Red Bull RB6 to the 2010 Formula 1 world championship last year – barely losing out to his teammate Sebastian Vettel in the final round of the series. This year, Mark and Sebastian are considered the early favorites, and their new car, the Adrian Newey designed RB7, is the […]
John Podesta is no stranger to politics. He was the Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2001 and he’s held countless positions as advisers to various other politicians. He’s also currently the President and CEO of the D.C. think tank, the Center for American Progress, which, just over a month ago, published […]
Farmers are planting corn and soybeans like crazy, turning food crops into ethanol and biodiesel. Scientists are squeezing oil out of algae while others are trying to coax hydrogen into a fuel that is easy to produce and safe to use. Still other developers are touting the battery-operated electric car, and one company is building […]