Effenco, a Canada-based specialist in electrical propulsion methods for heavy-duty vocational vehicles, introduced an ultracapacitor-based power storage system for 100% electrical vehicles.

The corporate was based in 2006 and to date has put in its hybrid electrical resolution in additional than 400 vehicles in circulation in about ten international locations. The whole mileage of these vehicles exceeded 3 million miles (4.8 million km).

Now could be the time to supply an answer for all-electric autos with the principle objective of reaching price-parity with a standard diesel car. Sure, you learn it proper – the acquisition value of the ultracapacitor-powered car would be the similar as diesel options.

“Whereas the invention of recent electrical applied sciences has accelerated in recent times within the transportation electrification area, nobody has but been in a position to develop an answer that, from the beginning, wouldn’t be dearer than presently accessible merchandise. Any more, Effenco’s 100% electrical resolution will overcome the principle impediment to electrification: value.”


The important thing resolution to make the autos extra inexpensive is to make use of a reasonably-sized ultracapacitor pack as an alternative of a giant battery. The required vary will probably be supplied by way of a number of wi-fi quick charging classes.

Effenco Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Systems For Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Ultracapacitor module

The press launch is silent in regards to the infrastructure value, however we guess that it is similar to the depot chargers that EVs must have anyway.

“Utilizing ultracapacitors and excessive depth wi-fi charging stations positioned with the corporate’s synthetic intelligence algorithms, Effenco’s resolution optimizes on-board power with out sacrificing car vocation and efficiency.

With its data-centric strategy, algorithms and cutting-edge know-how, the corporate will assist municipalities and companies considerably cut back their GHG emissions. Effenco’s 100% electrical resolution will obtain zero emissions whereas minimizing monetary impacts.”

Effenco Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Systems For Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Effenco Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Systems For Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The cool factor about this resolution is that it may be utilized to new or current fleets (merely as a conversion).

In keeping with Effenco, the ultracapacitors’ service life will probably be 12+ years, beneath a broad vary of temperatures.

“Ultracapacitors retailer power and electrify the car. In contrast to lithium batteries, they are higher suited to heavy-duty purposes since they’re acknowledged for his or her robustness, lengthy service life and resistance to temperature fluctuations.”