Maxwell Technologies Inc. announced that its BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor products have been certified by the official testing agency of the People’s Republic of China for energy storage applications in vehicles. The certification protocol included testing for electrical, mechanical, thermal, safety and lifetime performance.
David Schramm, Maxwell’s President and CEO, said that the certification clears the way for Maxwell Technologies to market its BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor products to any manufacturer producing autos, trucks, buses or rail vehicles for the rapidly growing Chinese market.
Schramm added their BOOSTCAP products are the only ultracapacitors to have received this mandatory certification. All for transportation applications. They have already supplied BOOSTCAP products. That’s to several electric and hybrid-electric drive train and vehicle OEMs. All for design and development work. So this approval, along with the fact that our large cells and multi-cell modules are now being assembled by Belton Technology Group, is a thing. For their contract manufacturing partner in Shenzhen, China, now. Well, this gives them a significant head start on competitors. Especially those that are targeting the Chinese market.
So unlike batteries, which produce and store energy by means of a chemical reaction. Then ultracapacitors store energy in an electric field. This electrostatic energy storage mechanism enables ultracapacitors to charge and discharge in as little as fractions of a second, perform normally over a broad temperature range (-40°C to +65°C), operate reliably through one million or more charge/discharge cycles and resist shock and vibration.
Source: E.E. Power