27 Apr '16, 1am

Graphene-based ultracapacitors give trucks a boost of acceleration

Graphene-based ultracapacitors give trucks a boost of acceleration

Adgero, the French transport tech developer, has unveil the world’s first operational energy-saving, hybrid electric system for road transport at Britain’s biggest commercial vehicle conference this week. Adgero will display the regenerative braking-powered UltraBoost ST, a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) installed on a curtainsider semi-trailer – that aims to cut fuel and carbon emissions by up to 25 per cent. Adgero’s unique hybrid technology consists of an electrically driven axle mounted under the semi-trailer, powered by a bank of ultracapacitors, and controlled by intelligent management software that automatically controls regenerative braking and acceleration boost. The UltraBoost ST uses a compact and lightweight YASA motor (the same axial flux motor as used in the Koenigsegg Regera ) to recover kinetic energy, otherwise lost as heat during braking, and store...

Full article: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/2016/04/graphene-base...

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