- March 27th, 2007
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This is a bit of old news but fits in the theme of ultra efficient vehicles like the Venture One.
EEStor has claimed to produce a capacitor that will hold more charge than a battery of the same weight and do so with very little energy leakage. Not only that but they are building a facility right now to mass produce these capacitors designed for an electric vehicle that could reach 300 miles per charge. It would also be capable of recharging in about 5 minutes.
What they have accomplished is the holy grail of electric vehicle usability.
- Enough stored energy to compete with gas powered vehicles.
- Quick recharge times.
- Not having to replace batteries during the lifetime of the vehicle.
- High performance capabilities.
This has the possibility of turning the auto industry upside down. And if the technology can be scaled down to AA battery size it would also change the electronics industry as well. Laptops that last 12 hours on a charge, can be recharged in a matter of seconds, and less chance of a catastrophic battery failure.
So far they haven’t released any hard info, and at the moment these are all claims of what they can do. It could be just another grab for attention making claims that they can’t backup. But I for one hope they really have found the holy grail of energy storage.
You can read more info at Treehugger.com