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: BMW Hybrid 2010 to use ultracapacitors

Ugly Bear
05-08-2008, 11:29 AM

Maxwell (MXWL) announced a contract to supply ultracapacitors to Continental (CTTAY), a German auto supplier, for use as the energy-storage element in an electrical system board that Continental is designing. Now, thanks to a leak from a competitor, we know that the previously unidentified automaker is BMW and that the board would include eight Maxwell ultracapacitors. BMW is expected to take 100,000 to 200,000 boards for use in a 2010 hybrid. Continental is also known to be working with other automakers on ultracapacitor electrical systems.