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Volvo Shows Body Panels That Could Replace Batteries In Electric Cars

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Volvo Shows Body That Could Replace In Electric Cars

Volvo is together with independent groups to develop a means of storage for future electric that does away with traditional battery and capacitor systems, which carry considerable weight and up a lot of space. The solution is a new type of that integrates nano batteries and super capacitors with carbon fiber, and can be formed into body for a car.

Research in the new material is being by Imperial College London and a number of partners, one of which is the only automaker. After than three years of the researchers have now built a S80 prototype featuring the panels. The has been used for the trunk lid and the cover (located in the engine

The breakthrough was creating the nano batteries and super capacitors, and researchers found a way to sandwich the storage systems in the carbon which is pre-formed to fit the car, as the door panels, trunk lid and arches.

Like conventional and super capacitors in electric the special panels can be recharged and by brake energy regeneration or by into a mains electrical The panels can then transfer the to an electric motor spinning the

Impressively, researchers found the special panels not only and store energy faster conventional batteries can, but they are also lighter, and more pliant. Their is also said to be cost eco-friendly.

The best part is conventional internal combustion can also benefit. The new plenum out of the material is stiff enough to the rally bar, a strong piece that stabilizes the car in the and it holds enough energy it can replace the small battery in all cars, helping to save The researchers say it’s powerful to start the engine and power a 12-Volt system.


For a full, battery-powered electric it is believed the complete substitution of the battery with the new material cut overall weight by more 15 percent. With the materials on the doors, roof and hood, range for a mid-size electric car is 80 miles.

An early version of the technology, as by the Imperial College London, can be in the video from 2010

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