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Hi
Sorry if this has been discussed before. I'm new to this forum.

Do you think it's possible that GM will employ the use of ultra capacitors in the Volt, and may be keeping this idea under wraps? It seems to me that if they are not. Then they are missing the boat entirely. I could be mistaken. It's my understanding that AFS trinity modified a Saturn Vue and was able to produce the criteria set down by GM for the Volt. I have limited technical knowledge but it's my understanding that AFS Trinity used the existing transmission of the Saturn Vue. If the Volt does not use a traditional transmission. If the benefit of ultra caps is for producing short term pulses of energy for acceleration, and if the architecture of the Volts transmission solves the problem of acceleration. Then how would ultra caps effect the performance of the Volt?

Here is a list of articles about ultra caps. AFS Trinity is at the bottom. Thanks

http://www.discoverhybridcars.com/?s=ultracapacitors
 

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No Ultracaps

I specifically asked at Volt Nation about ultracaps and the answer was that there was no need for them because the battery was able to deliver and accept more than enough power for the application.
 

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Thanks

I was thinking that ultra caps were thought to be good for short bursts of electricity that would help with acceleration, but is not needed because of the Volts drive architecture.
 
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