When a high-end sports car falls in love with supercapacitor

TIME:2019-01-09  HITS:206

Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and other sports car companies have announced that they will develop high-energy storage technologies such as supercapacitors and apply them to new models. Thanks to the current development of electrochemical basic materials science, supercapacitors will have a certain high energy density while maintaining the original high power density characteristics, thus providing strong power and acceleration for automobiles.
Over the past two years, top sports car manufacturers have frequently released research and development news on new concepts based on supercapacitor energy storage. Rolls-Royce has signed a partnership agreement with British technology companies to explore the potential of using new hydrophilic polymers to develop a new generation of high-energy storage technology. The latter has applied for a patent for the new polymer superdielectrics discovered in the study and is trying to commercialize them for electrolyte materials and electrical energy storage of supercapacitors. Lamborghini claims to work with MIT to develop a new supercar, which will use supercapacitors to power it, unlike conventional batteries.
Analysts point out that top sports car companies have paid unprecedented attention to the research and development of energy storage devices such as supercapacitors, and there is even a trend to exceed the heat of traditional batteries. Although Tesla's CEO's assertion that lithium will be out of gas and that supercapacitors are the king is too extreme, it also reflects that supercapacitors are widely used in passenger cars all over the world.
Previously, the main commercial application of supercapacitors in passenger cars was the braking energy recovery of hybrid electric power. For example, Mazda Atz converted the kinetic energy generated during vehicle deceleration into electric power by using i-Eloop braking energy recovery system based on supercapacitor energy storage, for the use of air conditioning, audio and other on-board electrical equipment, and for the actual operation of frequent acceleration and braking. Reduce fuel consumption while driving. This technology originates from Toyota Le Mans LMP1 racing car. It mainly uses the "supercapacitor" to quickly charge and amplify large amounts of electricity, and is not easy to aging after long-term repeated use. In the refitting market, supercapacitors are often used in automotive audio systems. When starting or voltage fluctuations occur, they are compensated to make the speakers unaffected.



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