Maxwell Technologies, a San Diego company that specializes in ultracapacitor energy storage, announced Monday that it is being bought by Tesla in a stock swap valued at $218 million. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said in the past that he expects ultracapacitors could provide a more likely bet for a breakthrough in energy storage than batteries. Maxwell has developed new ultracapacitors with solid, rather than liquid, electrodes. It says the technology can improve durability and offer double the life-span of existing batteries at 10 to 20 percent less cost. READ THIS: Tesla Model 3 owns the EV...
Supercapacitor energy density could soar using contact-lens polymer
U.K. researchers believe the polymer used in soft contact lenses could boost supercapacitor energy density.Stephen Edelstein
2016 Cadillac Start-Stop Systems To Use Ultracapacitors To Augment Batteries
Start-stop systems in certain 2016 Cadillac models will use ultracapacitors for better performance.Stephen Edelstein
Ultracapacitor Resistance Breaking Down Among Automakers?
Ultracapacitors have been the next big thing in energy storage for well over a decade. And while automakers have been hung up on their far greater price (per energy stored), and prices haven’t decreased all that significantly, there are some indications that automakers are softening in their...Bengt Halvorson