Jose Gros
Very good description of technology. If in first half of 20th century, German was the language of Science and Technology, and now it's English, it won't take a long time for Chinese being the advances' language. Just from statistics, you can have more clever people in a nation over thousand million inhabitants than in one with 300 million. But marketing still speaks English. C'est comme ├ža, c'est la vie. Salut +
Jose Gros
They said the Nikola Tesla 'Flying Saucer' was also basically a capacitor, fed by microwave beams. Any connection in both thecnologies?
-dphiBbydt
This is quite a stunning development. Verhulst seems very conservative with his predictions of the continued use of hybrid vehicles. Cars and trucks with these batteries could be fast charged on the road with the various technologies previously mentioned in newatlas namely overhead wires (for trucks and buses) and potentially potentially in-road wireless charging for cars. Once personal vehicles have fully charged ranges in the 400 to 500 mile range the need for megawatt charging power is diminished simply because drivers will need to stop and rest while their cars recharge at a more sensible rate. Commercial vehicles might need on-road charging or fast high power charging but the commercial guys will be planning their routes out carefully - just like they do now.
Mzungu_Mkubwa
This sounds like one of those too-good-to-be-true stories... I wonder why these guys haven't approached Musk with this tech? He's rolling in capital, has the motivation to push it through, plus has the facilities to mass-produce 'em if they're truly the real deal! Let's get these on the road already, right?
JDC1
It would seem to me that his charger issue could be resolved by having a group of his own capacitors, charging when not needed, and doing the high discharge when charging a vehicle.
MemoriaTechnica
Battery + Capacitor hybrid is the next level in EV technology and has been on the horizon for a while now. There are a number of companies working on it, though Toomen's seems even more promising. It's only a matter of time before hybrid EV power storage it's introduced on the market. And yes, Tesla *has* been developing the technology as well, though I'm not sure how theirs compares to Toonman's. https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/power-hungry-tesla-picks-up-supercapacitor-maker-/3010215.article
ChristopherCarr
Discharge curve?

This is still a compliment to batteries, not a replacement.
Kpar
It DOES sound too good to be true. I'll believe it when I see it enter the marketplace.

That said, there IS a way around the fast charging problem- use the technology IN the charger- it can charge at a slow rate, not demanding too much from the grid at once, then plug in your electric car and dump the power into the car's power unit.
VincentWolf
Sounds like a good acquisition target for Tesla.
Plaw
Sounds like a better way of capturing regenerative braking energy.