Supercapacitor to recover braking energy by car

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Few people know it, but supercapacitors are already in use in many car models for brake energy regeneration and Start-Stop systems (not only in electric vehicles). Indeed, ultracapacitors are particularly effective in meeting this need. Able to charge and discharge very quickly and almost without wear, the supercapacitor appears as an ultra-fast and reliable battery.

Start-Stop system to cut the engine off

In 2010, PSA was the first car manufacturer to have had the idea of using supercapacitors to optimize the Start-Stop system that cuts the engine when the car stops with gear lever in neutral to save some fuel.

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