EV Supercapacitor Companies or Startups

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EV Supercapacitor Companies

Companies that provide supercapacitors for electric vehicles primarily do so in the applications relating to regenerative braking and start-stop systems. Details about 10 such companies have been documented below.

1. Maxwell Technologies

  • Maxwell Technologies provides ultracapacitors and supercapacitors for a large variety of applications.
  • The company has been acquired by Tesla for $200 million.
  • The XP Series from the company enables automotive manufacturers to develop "high-power energy storage cells that enable a smaller footprint, weight savings and excellent temperature performance while achieving automotive quality certification."
  • The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.

2. Skeleton Technologies

3. Ioxus

4. LS Mtron

5. CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Company

6. Aowei Technology

7. Cap-XX

8. Eaton Corporation

  • Eaton Corporation develops several different types of supercapacitors that can be used in a variety of applications.
  • Automotive is one of the major focuses of Eaton Corporation.
  • The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

9. General Capacitor

10. NAWA Technologies

Research Strategy

We have provided details of 10 companies that develop supercapacitors specifically for electric vehicles and their charging systems. We have provided companies from around the globe including North America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia.
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EV Charging Station Technologies-Part 1

A few technologies in the electric vehicle charging station space include liquid-cooled high power charging, combined charging system, ultra-fast charging, DC fast charging, and car-to-grid communication, among others. The details of these technologies have been provided below.

Liquid-Cooled High Power Charging

  • Liquid-cooled high power charging (HPS) solutions have been developed by ITT Cannon.
  • ITT Cannon completed its 100 years in 2015, which means the company has been in operation for a long time and cannot be considered a startup.
  • ITT Cannon is headquartered in Irvine, CA and has many locations across the globe.
  • The high power charging solution from the company is available in two variants, namely CCS1 and CCS2.
  • Using this technology, the electric vehicle can be charged enough to be driven 60 miles in just 3-5 minutes.

Combined Charging System

  • Ionity can charge electric vehicles at power as high as 350kW.
  • The combined charging system (CCS) is the most widely-supported charging system in Europe.
  • The technology from Ionity enables chargers to adjust the power rating between 150-350kW depending on the maximum power that the vehicle's charging system can handle.
  • The company has developed a technology that converts AC to DC using high-tech systems and not needing to use the vehicle's conversion system, thereby enabling lightning-fast charging times.
  • The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Ultra-Fast Charging

  • Ibil has developed ultra-fast charging solutions that can charge a vehicle in as few as 6 minutes.
  • The technology uses up to 400kW of power.
  • The company has also signed an agreement with Red Electrica "to promote the integration of ultra-fast charging of electric vehicles in the system."
  • The company also provides other solutions including quick charge (25 minutes), normal charge (2 hours), and motorcycle charging.
  • The company is headquartered in Spain.

DC Fast Charging

Car-to-Grid Communication

  • As many as 8 automakers are collaborating to develop "an open platform that would integrate plug-in electric vehicles with smart grid technologies."
  • This will develop a form of communication between drivers of electric vehicles and they will be able to utilize reduced rates at off-peak times and night-time charging.
  • Honda, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi and Toyota are companies that were taking part in the development of this technology.
  • This technology is sometimes also known as V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) technology.
  • This technology can help in load management for electric vehicle charging.

Research Strategy

We have outlined a number of different technologies used at electric vehicle charging stations. The nature of these technologies is somewhat different from each other. We have provided technologies from around the globe, including but not limited to North America and Europe.
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EV Charging Station Technologies-Part 2

A few additional technologies in the electric vehicle charging station space include wireless charging, charging stations that deliver large amounts of power, dual charging, advanced wireless charging, and street light charging, among others. The details of these technologies have been provided below.

Wireless Charging

  • Wireless charging enables users to charge their electric vehicles without the need to plug-in.
  • This technology uses inductive charging technology to charge the vehicle.
  • Two coils are used to make this technology work. One coil is in the vehicle and the other is installed in the ground/wireless charging station. As the coils align, power is sent over the air gap to the vehicle.
  • The technology is being developed by a company named Plugless.
  • The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Large Amount of Power

  • The Combined Charging System (CCS) has the ability to produce power outputs of 400kW. The CCS standard is currently in use in South Korea, North America, and Europe.
  • Now, Japan and China are working on introducing a new standard named CHAdeMO standard.
  • The Japanese CHAdeMO association and State Grid utility operator in China are working in collaboration with each other to implement this new standard.
  • If successful, the joint venture will be able to deliver power outputs that have not been seen so far, i.e. 900kW at 1,500V and 600A.
  • This will be made possible by a common connector plug design that will be used in both the countries for electric vehicles in the future.

Dual Charging

  • The Terra SC Duo charge station enables two vehicles to be charged at once.
  • This technology has been developed by ABB.
  • The charge station uses an Intel Atom processor for better communication with the charging system on the vehicle.
  • The technology delivers higher throughput with shorter waiting times.
  • This technology is partly dependent on the Intel Atom processor as well.

Advanced Wireless Charging

  • Wireless charging is accomplished by placing the car's coil (at the front of the car) over the charging coil.
  • The distance between the two coils can be up to 25 meters. This creates a chance of a foreign object landing over the charging pad.
  • Qualcomm, as well as WiTricity, has developed a detection system that detects foreign objects that comes near the charging pad.
  • Apart from that, the technology from Qualcomm offers some other add-ons as well.
  • Qualcomm's wireless charging technology is known as Halo.

EV Charging Street Light

  • Latest technology has enabled charging electric vehicles through street lights.
  • The technology, called EV: Streetcharge has been designed by Rolec EV in collaboration with street lighting specialists BEI Lighting and Fabrikat.
  • The technology uses a "highway specification, energy-efficient street light combined with a Mode 3 EV fast charging point" to charge electric vehicles.
  • The technology offers integrated charging facilities from within a street light that looks like a traditional street light.
  • The company is headquartered in the UK.

Research Strategy

We have outlined a number of different technologies used at electric vehicle charging stations. We have focused on technologies that are different from the ones that were identified in previous research. We have provided technologies from around the globe, including but not limited to North America and Europe.