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mos6507 wrote:There is some work being done now to create true serial hybrid trains with batteries onboard to capture the regen.
criticalmass wrote:Hopefully, this is where supercapacitors will come in extremely handy in the near future.
And they have a long way to go in order to be practical. Their energy density is only about 1/5,000th that of diesel or gasoline. That means that the travelling range you'd get from just 100 kilograms of diesel will require 500 tons of ultracapacitors.criticalmass wrote:Ultracapacitors "Supercapacitors" already exist.
Simply untrue, by a factor of 125 (compared to lithium-ion batteries), or 2,380 (compared to diesel fuel), according to WikiPedia.The major advantage: smaller, lighter...
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