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as it provides a little bit of clarity to the quasi-technical jumble of concept words invoked in the original post.
To wit, sez C&D's blog:
"Fisker claims that the EMotion will have a 400-mile electric range and will be able to reach 161 mph. The company also says its UltraCharger will be able to provide the car with 100 miles of range in just nine minutes. The EMotion will be based on a lightweight carbon and aluminum structure and will utilize supercapacitors and graphene battery technology that Henrik Fisker characterizes as a "major breakthrough.""
So: 100 miles of juice in 9 minutes.
Supercapacitors AND graphene batteries.
Having had a 100 uF @ 100V bypass cap let go & eviscerate itself in my 2A3 amp last week, I am not looking forward to what supercapacitors'll do when something goes a wee bit awry. ;-)
As a snarky aside: There certainly seems to be an inverse correlation between the use of words like "breakthrough" and "technology" in the modern era with actual content. The best thing I can say is that I didn't espy the word "transformational" attributed to Mr. Fisker.
all the best,
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> Having had a 100 uF @ 100V bypass cap let go & eviscerate itself in my 2A3 amp last week, I am not looking forward to what supercapacitors'll do when something goes a wee bit awry. ;-)
"As if millions of Galaxy Note 7s suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."
One of the Nichicon BPUH 220 uf 25V capacitors (there are 8 of them 4 per channel) on my Krell Evolution 402 power amp came loose and broke off. I ordered it from Krell and it cost me $12 for the cap and $26 for shipment. I was glad that I only had to replaced 1 cap not 8 of them otherwise I would have asked the bank for a second mortgage.
Regarding the supercapacitors battery new technology development, it is nice to know that somebody has finally put it into use. Whether it's going to be a successful business or not only time will tell for sure.
If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well
Vaporware. I wonder if the car shown is even a real car, or just a mock-up.
Why would I want to spend 9 minutes charging up, just so I can go another 100 miles? Heck, I can fill up my gas tank in less than 9 minutes, and go another 350 miles. And, where exactly are those "400 mile" chargers? Haven't seen one on any interstate highways recently, although this would be a cool new business concept: Get a full charge while you get 4 lap dances ('course, not when the wife is along).
Edit: Question: How many kilowatt-hours of electricity does it take to get a full charge? (For it or any other electric vehicle? That stat seems to be largely missing from electric car advertising.)
The car sounds to me like another tax write-off to help fund gala events and parties.
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