UltraCap Report Confirms Viability Of New Electric Car Battery

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Research and development company, UltraCap, has released a report for current and prospective investors proving the viability of their new electric vehicle battery. As well as being much smaller and lighter than current electric car batteries, the designers of the technology say the evidence demonstrates that UltraCap’s new battery will be much more efficient that anything else on the market and could eventually replace Li-ion batteries.

UltaCap creates new ultracapacitor

Our battery will charge in minutes instead of hours, removing what we believe to be one of the biggest barriers to electric car uptake.

Over the past three years, the people behind London based UltraCap, Prof. Vladimir Krstic, from Queens University and metals expert, Nico van Dongen, have been working on an advanced ultra-capacitor that can be used to create a new type of electric storage battery - smaller, lighter and more efficient than any of its predecessors.

Van Dongen says they’ve now achieved exactly that:
‘Our battery will be much lighter and easier to produce than the current Li-ion format. Moreover, it will charge in minutes instead of hours, removing what we believe to be one of the biggest barriers to electric car uptake. And because there’s no chemicals involved, it’s completely eco-friendly. We have no doubt that, once we develop a working prototype, it will revolutionise the electric car industry.’

For the past three years, the team’s work has focussed on creating an ultra-capacitor with a higher dielectric constant than any other electrical storage device previously. This is critical as the dielectric constant represents the ability of a material to store electrical energy in the presence of an electrical field. The higher the value of the dielectric constant, then the easy it is to create a smaller, more lightweight, battery.

Van Dongen believes that the technology could mean the end of the road for bulky, expensive-to-produce, Li-ion batteries and invites interested parties to visit UltraCap’s new website at http://www.ultracapacitor.info to find out more about the breakthrough and how they solved the problem of the creating a higher dielectric constant.

About UltraCap
The team behind UltraCap are Nico Van Dongen and Prof Vladimir Krstic.
Nico is a metal industry expert who has held a number of key roles in the sector. His proprietary mixing technique to create a previously insoluble alloy was a key step in the creation of the new ultra capacitor. Nico’s partner is Prof. Krstic, a professor at Queen’s University since 1987 with a long history in government and private sector funded projects. The professor is well known for his research in the area of ceramics and particulate composites.

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