More than the sum of their parts: Exide and Maxwell to pair up batteries and supercapacitors

Supercapacitors can quickly deliver bursts of energy, yielding a powerful punch for start-stop systems in micro-hybrids, to use one example (see the September 26, 2012 LREVJ). However, they do not store much energy overall. Batteries offer the opposite characteristics: lots of energy stored, but a r...

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