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FastCAP's Automotive Microhybrids

White Paper Synopsis

Strict efficiency goals for manufacture car fleets are pushing engineers toward new technology to increase driving efficiency while keeping costs low. Such technology includes start-stop systems, electric turbo-chargers, propulsion assist systems, and energy recovery systems. Many of these features require an energy storage technology that is both high power and high cycle life, pushing traditional lead-acid and lithium-ion technology past their specifications. Ultracapacitor modules and hybrid systems provide an energy storage solution to meet these requirements. Additionally, FastCap's high temperature ultracapacitor technology enables new design architectures by allowing energy storage to be placed under-the-hood or supported with minimal active cooling, potentially simplifying the vehicle design and reducing overhead costs.