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The No-Frills Electric Road Bike Weighs In At 26 Pounds

Maxwell Motorbikes is offering its lightweight electric bicycle through its Kickstarter campaign.

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Maxwell Technologies reports that it has more than doubled its ultracapacitor production capacity over the past year and is moving forward with its plans to increase output of its Boostcap line of ultracapacitors. To date, Maxwell has pumped out more than 15 million ultracaps, says David Schramm, the firm's president and chief executive officer, adding that "ultracapacitor sales having grown by more than 50 percent in each of the past two years and our expectation for continuing rapid growth goi

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Let's see? Boostcap, Boostcap, Boostcap. Where have we heard this before? Ah, yes. Back in November 2006 we first heard about Maxwell Technologies' 125 volt ultracapacitor and we later learned about the heavy duty version (390 volts) for hybrid buses and how the ultracaps might go into Chinese vehicles and be used in Milan. But, if you haven't been following this news, you can get your fill of BOOSTCAP ultracap news at the American Public Transportation Association EXPO (AKA "public transportati

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About a year ago, Maxwell Technologies told the world about the Chinese government using its ultracapacitors in various official vehicles. Another July brings another announcement, and so we learn that the city of Milan, Italy will soon be using Maxwell's ultracap modules in its hybrid and electric buses. The 125-volt BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor modules will store energy from the bus' brakes and then spit it back out for torque assist when the driver steps on the accelerator. Overhead electric line

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When we're talking about the word "hybrid" in automotive circles, it doesn't always mean a gasoline engine with a powerful battery pack tied on. For Maxwell Technologies and Tianjin Lishen Battery, hybrid describes a new sort of energy storage product that combines ultracapacitors with lithium-ion batteries. The two companies recently announced they would partner up to produce this hybrid power source, and samples should be available early next year, possibly in EVs. The Maxwell press release d

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Maxwell is already pushing out its newly-released Heavy Duty Transportation module (HTM) 390-volt Boostcap ultracapacitor to industrial and transportation markets including for use in a number of hybrid city buses being rolled out in California. The HTM 390 has been designed to provide scalable, easy-to-integrate, energy storage and power delivery solutions of up to 1,170 volts for heavy duty electrical systems and hybrids. Margery Conner over at EDN had a test drive on one the new buses and was

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ZENN Motors vehicle at the EDTA Conference last November

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