CARS POW­ERED BY OWN BODY PARTS

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - WORLD -

MEL­BOURNE: A car pow­ered by its own body pan­els such as roof, doors and bon­net could soon hit the roads, thanks to new light­weight ‘su­per­ca­pac­i­tors’ de­vel­oped by re­searchers. The ‘su­per­ca­pac­i­tors’ can be com­bined with reg­u­lar bat­ter­ies to dra­mat­i­cally boost the power of an elec­tric car. The su­per­ca­pac­i­tors — a “sand­wich” of elec­trolyte be­tween two all-car­bon elec­trodes — were made into a thin and ex­tremely strong film with a high power den­sity. The film could be em­bed­ded in a car’s body pan­els, roof, doors, bon­net and floor — stor­ing enough en­ergy to tur­bocharge an elec­tric car’s bat­tery.

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