Volvo Makes An Electric Car That Uses Body Panels As Batteries

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Volvo Makes An Electric Car Uses Body Panels As

The disciples of the church of Colin know that lighter is It improves handling, responsiveness crucially these days, efficiency. But electric vehicles to be loaded up with heavy to give them power.

So the at Volvo thought, What if we a trunk lid that doubled as an source?

Volvo has announced they call a breakthrough for storage that could future electric cars. kind of a no-brainer solution, but one probably a lot more complex it sounds. Because I’m no and I don’t want to mess up, I’ll let Volvo explain their new body panels are of:

The answer was found in the combination of fibers and a polymer resin, a very advanced nanomaterial, and super capacitors. The reinforced fibers sandwich the new battery and are and formed to fit around the car’s such as the door panels, the lid and wheel bowl, substantially on space. The carbon fiber is first layered, shaped and cured in an oven to set and harden. The capacitors are integrated within the skin.

This material can then be around the vehicle, replacing components, to store and charge

Basically, various panels can the batteries that would be used to power an electric in the car, or the 12-volt battery to power the lights, wipers and Charging is then done either regenerative braking or by the car in.

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Volvo says its new panels not charge up more quickly batteries used in cars but that they’re also durable than steel – no thanks to the use of carbon fiber. But the savings might come in how the body panels are.

In the Volvo S80 they retrofitted these new panels, Volvo the power coming from the lid alone could replace all the in the car. A strut brace was powerful enough to replace the battery.


They also using this system in of the batteries in a conventional electric car yield a 15% weight savings.

Carbon fiber is no longer the material of supercars – it’s much of the Porsche Cayman-priced Romeo 4C is made of, after Volvo didn’t give a for when it expects to see its body energy storage put into but it’s definitely an interesting to adding lightness to the cars of the

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