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Maxwell to develop hybrid ultracap/li-ion battery for USABC

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:05 -- Laura Varriale
USABC awards Maxwell for hybrid ultracap/li-ion battery development

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has selected ultracapacitor maker Maxwell Technologies (Maxwell) to develop an ultracapacitor/li-ion battery for stop-start vehicles.

The USABC, a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research, will grant Maxwell $2.68m. The contract is part of a 19-month cost-sharing programme in which the California-based ultracapacitor firm will provide 51%. The award is co-funded by the US Department of Energy.

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