Renowned car design Henrik Fisker has returned to the electric vehicle market with a new vehicle, the “EMotion,” which can travel up to 400 miles on a single charge thanks to a body structure made of carbon fiber composites and aluminum and innovative battery technology.
Fisker has created a separate company, Fisker Nanotech — to make the batteries. Fisker Nanotech will manufacture an entirely new energy storage product that is a marriage between a graphene supercapacitor and a lithium ion battery.
Fisker Nanotech will be headed by Jack Kavanaugh. Until recently, he was part of Nanotech Energy, a group of UCLA researchers specializing in improving graphene supercapacitors. Supercaps, as they are called, store electrical energy like a battery but have much faster charge times. Their drawback is that they have low power density.
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Source: Composites Manufacturing