Posts Tagged: Ultracapacitors

Lamborghini and MIT patent a new material for supercapacitors

Lamborghini and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have patented a new synthetic material that the carmaker hopes will serve as the technological base for a new generation of supercapacitors. The two organizations began working together in 2017, when they produced the Terzo Millennio concept car. With support from Lamborghini’s Concept Development Department, a research… Read more »

Eaton’s new supercapacitor offers increased voltage

Power management company Eaton has released a next-generation XLR-51 supercapacitor module, extending the MLR module line to 51.3 V and 188 F. Designed for rugged applications, each module includes integrated cell voltage management circuity, over-voltage alarm, and a temperature output. The XLR supercapacitor modules are comprised of 18 individual XL60 supercapacitor cells. The 48 V… Read more »

ALD’s six-channel printed circuit board automatically balances any size supercapacitor

Advanced Linear Devices (ALD), a California manufacturer of analog technology, has created a six-channel supercapacitor automatic balancing (SAB) printed circuit board (PCB). ALD says the board, known as SABMB6, can balance any size supercapacitor with zero added power dissipation. Each PCB can balance up to six supercapacitors stacked in a series, ranging from six to… Read more »

Tesla to acquire ultracapacitor developer Maxwell Technologies

Tesla plans to acquire Maxwell Technologies at a price of $4.75 per share, or approximately $218 million. The merger, which was unanimously approved by Maxwell’s board of directors, is to be finalized around the second quarter of 2019. Maxwell is based in San Diego and has about 380 employees. The company will be familiar to… Read more »

Maxwell Technologies sells high-voltage product line, shifts focus to EV energy storage

Maxwell Technologies, a manufacturer of energy storage and power delivery technology, has sold its high-voltage product line to Renaissance Investment Foundation for $55.1 million in cash and up to $15 million in future payments. Included in the deal were Maxwell’s Swiss subsidiary, Maxwell Technologies SA, and its CONDIS line of high-voltage capacitors. Maxwell will now… Read more »

Charge like A supercap, store like a battery: ZapGo’s carbon-ion technology

Imagine an EV that could add 300 miles of range with a 5-minute charge – roughly the same amount of time it takes to refuel an ICE vehicle. Many companies are working on technologies to enable faster charging, which would be a huge win for EV adoption. ZapGo, based in Oxford, UK and Charlotte, North… Read more »

Geely to incorporate Maxwell ultracapacitors in 2020 vehicles

Ultracapacitor specialist Maxwell Technologies (Nasdaq: MXWL) has formed a technology partnership with Zhejiang Geely, the Chinese parent company of Volvo and Geely Auto to integrate ultracaps and power conversion electronics into Geely’s global vehicle lineup. Geely will include Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-based peak power subsystem in five mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the North American… Read more »

Skeleton and Sumitomo partner to distribute graphene-based ultracapacitors

Ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with Sumitomo Europe to provide energy storage solutions for the EV industry. Skeleton’s graphene-based ultracapacitors boast high power density, a recharge time of 2-3 seconds and more than one million life cycles. In EVs, ultracapacitors can be used in tandem with lithium-ion batteries, an arrangement that… Read more »

Maxwell Technologies localizes ultracapacitor production for Chinese e-buses

Energy storage solution provider Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ: MXWL) has announced an agreement with CRRC Qingdao Sifang Rolling Stock Research Institute (CRRC-SRI) to localize manufacturing of its ultracapacitor-based modules for use in the China new energy bus market. Local production is expected to begin in China in the second half of 2017, coinciding with the peak… Read more »

Could a new supercapacitor technology replace batteries?

Supercapacitors, which feature long cycle life and high power density, are a common topic here at Charged – many foresee them working together with batteries. However, researchers from Augmented Optics in collaboration with the University of Surrey and the University of Bristol, have developed new electrolytes that they believe could be used to create supercapacitors… Read more »