There's been lots of speculation about the EESTOR ultracapacitor and just what kind of impact - if any - it will have on the hybrid
and all-electric vehicle market. Just look below at the list of stories we've run in the past on the EESTOR and ZENN, which is the vehicle company the EESTORs are destined for. With so much already unknown, why don't we introduce another ultracapacitor into the mix, this one made by the Canadian company EPOD. EPOD's ultracapacitor "can be manufactured for small scale applications like cellular phones or larger scale applications such as batteries for Hybrid Motor Vehicles and Wind Mills," according to EV World
Recently, EPOD "received approval for a $300,000 grant from the government of Canada
for further development on the revolutionary new battery that it has been developing for the last two years in conjunction with the Molecular Mechatronics Lab in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia," EV
World writes. The predicted capabilities are astounding: charge it in less than a minutes and a lifetime of full cycles in excess of 100,000 times. We'll see how much of this is real sometime down the road.
[Source: EPOD via EV World]