Electric drive train consultant Tom Dougherty of Monolith engines explains why EV developers need to seriously consider the addition of untracapacitors to augment battery performace
Over the past few years Ultra Capacitors, sometimes known as UCaps, have realized substantial increases in power and life while attaining a reduction in cost to the consumer. This technology is now being used in hybrid buses, electric power conditioning and megawatt generating windmills. The HEV (Hybrid Electrical Vehicle) automobile, however, has not yet taken advantage of what could help with this vehicle's reputation for poor cold weather performance. The following . . .