EV Engineering News

2016 Cadillacs to use Maxwell ultracapacitors in start-stop system

Maxwell UCaps

Start-stop vehicles (SSVs, if you will) occupy the bottom rung of the electrification ladder, and they’re growing in importance as global OEMs search for ways to meet tightening emissions standards (anything other than selling EVs, it sometimes seems). Over 40 percent of new cars sold in Europe already incorporate start-stop technology.

A battery-based start-stop system is greatly improved by the addition of an ultracapacitor-enabled voltage stabilization system, which provides burst power needed to restart the engine, reducing high currents and repeated cycling that shorten battery life. The voltage stabilization control can deliver smoother starts, reduced engine vibration and a generally more seamless driving experience.

Ultracapacitor pioneer Maxwell Technologies (Nasdaq: MXWL) has announced that Continental Automotive Systems’ Maxwell-powered voltage stabilization system will be a standard feature on some of the 2016 Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans and ATS coupes.

“Performance has always been important to car owners, and Maxwell’s ultracapacitors enable consumers to get the fuel economy they desire without limiting their cars’ performance,” said Maxwell CEO Dr. Franz Fink. “GM’s selection of Continental’s Maxwell-powered VSS is a further affirmation of our ultracapacitor capability for varying applications as the automotive industry continues down its path of vehicle electrification.”

SEE ALSO: Maxwell Technologies introduces 24-volt versions of ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module


Source: Maxwell Technologies

Create Account. Already Registered? Log In

Virtual Conference on EV Infrastructure: Free to Attend

Don't miss our next Virtual Conference on December 4-6, 2023. Register for the free webinar sessions below and reserve your spot to watch them live or on-demand.


EV Engineering Webinars & Whitepapers

The Tech

Henkel’s high-performance battery sealing technology

Will designating China as an “entity of concern” spur the development of US supply chains?

White House clarifies (sort of) EV tax credit eligibility rules for foreign companies

Researchers develop cobalt-free lithium-ion battery

The Vehicles & Infrastructure

2 days left to join the Virtual Conference on EV Infrastructure

FTC seeks public comment on its labeling requirements for public EV chargers

Swiss firm Designwerk presents container-sized Mega Charger for commercial EVs

Updated OpenADR communications standard helps utilities manage renewables and EV charging

Rivian launches leasing for R1T electric pickup truck in 14 states

EPRI’s new groundbreaking grid planning tool for electric transportation (Webinar)

Circontrol’s next-generation Raption EV chargers feature 240 kW of power, new user-friendly features

Rental companies account for a third of fossil cars sold in Norway

U.S. Steel pilots battery-electric locomotives

TeraWatt Infrastructure breaks ground on heavy-duty EV charging site near Port of Long Beach

EV Tech Explained