Ioxus’ 3,000F iCAP™ Ultracapacitors Improve Fuel Efficiency in EMD Trucks

Today, Ioxus announced we’re working with ElectroMotive Design LLC (EMD), an engineering services company and a manufacturer of electric hybrid conversion systems for Class 2-8 buses and trucks. EMD will use Ioxus’ 3,000F iCAP™ cells as the primary energy storage technology for its fuel-saving hybrid electric technology, emDRIVE®.


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Compared to other energy storage options, ultracapacitor technology dramatically enhances emDRIVE’s operation. EMD selected our 3,000F iCAP for regenerative braking energy recovery and acceleration assistance because it has the lowest weight, lowest equivalent series resistance (ESR) and highest power density in the market. EMD is now able to meet customer demands for a low-cost, easy-to-install system with lower operating costs, all thanks to ultracapacitors’ longer lifespans compared to batteries and their ability to handle more than 1 million charge and discharge cycles.

A high cycle life, high charge acceptance rate of 95 percent, wide temperature operating range and instantaneous recharge make ultracapacitors the ideal energy storage solution for hybrid-electrical applications. Ultracapacitors are the only technology able to capture the high peak power levels of a regenerative braking event in a compact, lightweight package.

By partnering with EMD, Ioxus is one step closer toward driving mass adoption of hybrid-electrical applications by providing reliable solutions that increase efficiency of hybrid conversion systems, reduce overall system maintenance and lower costs.

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  • Ioxus uSTART® Battery Replacement for Heavy Equipment Increases Starting Reliability

    ONEONTA, N.Y., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ioxus, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitors and energy storage products, announced today that the 24V uSTART® battery support system is now being offered as the heavy equipment industry's only drop-in replacement product that needs no special wiring. Using two group 31 batteries in series, with one 24V uSTART in parallel, users can replace their 4D battery in heavy equipment.

    The ultracapacitor-based product is designed with smart power electronics to assist in starting engines up to 50L for large off-road equipment.  Using the available Smartphone Bluetooth app, once the uSTART is connected to the batteries, users can look at the voltage of the batteries, the charge level of uSTART, initiate a jump start without connecting any wires, or put the unit into maintenance mode for safe removal or repairs.

    The goal of the uSTART system is to provide the vehicle with a start, no matter the condition of the existing batteries or external temperature. If the batteries run too low duread more...

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