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Split the battery pack into two sections. One being ultracaps, other batteries.
Use ultracaps to power the motor for the higher loads. Balance the voltage between with current limiting using the batteries. It should make the pack survive longer. And a bit less cost to replace as you'd have maybe 90% of the pack battery and 10% ultracap. Might have to modify that to 75/25 or so. The ultracaps should outlast the owner. Basically the ultracaps should be used to take the start from 0mph loads and the battery pack ought to keep the ultracaps topped off. Dunno just an idea.

I'd like to be able to have an efficient charger at home that could power up the pack up in some 10-12 hours to prevent load at home. Also I'd like to control the times the car needed to be recharged. If I could drive maybe for 5 more miles to get home, I'd like to disallow the engine starting.
 

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OK

Seems they did or do claim that.

Never heard of them before.

I like the idea (at least) of ultracaps. I prefer the claim to a million charge cycles.

As long as oil is high we might finally get inventions that improve on oil reduction.
 
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