Maxwell Technologies' latest press release brings us news of ultracapacitors in China. The good news: Maxwel's ultracaps have been certified by the official testing agency of the People's Republic of China for use in energy storage applications in vehicles. The bad news: the Chinese government is not always known for making the best automotive decisions.
The real news is that Maxwell can now start selling its BOOSTCAP products to manufacturers of Chinese vehicles: cars, trucks, buses or rail. How and exactly where they'll be implemented is to be determined, but this announcement might herald, at the very least, some unusual EVs or hybrids in the next few years. It'll be interesting to see if Miles or ZENN or Zap show an interest in this development.
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