Ioxus Talks Alternative Power Options at The Battery Show

It’s September, which means it’s time for the annual Battery Show. This week, a few Ioxus colleagues and I will join hundreds of technical leaders, scientists, engineers, buyers and senior executives in Novi, Michigan to discuss the latest in battery technology and alternative energy options.

With everything Ioxus has planned, what I’m most excited for is the panel I’ll be participating in on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 1:30-3:15pm ET. The session is titled, Competitive and Complementary Power Options – Ultra/Supercapacitors and Fuel Cells. As the description outlines, there’s a global demand for improved energy storage when it comes to powering tomorrow’s vehicles. During this session I’ll be joined by General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and fellow ultracapacitor manufacturer Maxwell to examine the latest developments in alternative technology options, assessing where they complement and where they compete with the battery pack.

All of the components, devices and connectivity embedded into our cars are for nothing if the energy needed to power them is lacking or non-existent. The automotive market is beginning to understand that all of these electrical components are too much for batteries alone to sustain the long cycle life needed. They have low power density, strong temperature sensitivity and are not equipped to respond in time during peak points of demand.

However, the energy and power densities of ultracapacitors are optimally matched, specifically for micro and mild hybrid application. When paired with batteries, ultracapacitors expand the vehicles charge and discharge capabilities into shorter response times and offer the most reliable and strongest ROI of any ESS available today.

If you have any questions for me in advance of Thursday’s panel feel free to email me ( or connect on Twitter at the @Ioxus handle. You can also follow me at @PowerHall_UCAPS. If you’d like to meet up, we will be at booth number #B1829. See you there!

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