Richards' Collision center certainly powers up when it hears great news about cleaner, greener, more efficient means of transportation. Electric cars could be super charged to run as far and aggressively as gas driven vehicles. NDTV.com reports:
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 in just a few minutes.
"After one full charge this car should be able to run up to 500km - similar to a petrol-powered car and more than double the current limit of an electric car," said Liu.
Read the full article at NDTV.com to learn more about the future of more efficient, greener transportation.