The benefits of using supercapacitors alongside traction batteries— lead-acid and lithium-ion— have been known for a long while. But its lack of use in electric vehicles is preventing the technology from realising its true potential. Frank Lev, whose company Tavrima Canada aims to commercialise advanced super-capacitor technology, explores how the technology can help OEMs win the electric vehicle war.
An unwinnable war
As I write this article on 25 February 2022, it’s the third day of the blitz that Russia’s president Vladimir Putin unleashed against Ukraine. With anguish . . .