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Ioxus Ultracaps for emDrive Upfits
EMD Chooses 3000F iCAP Units for Fuel Efficiency in Trucks
Oneonta, N.Y.-based Ioxus, Inc. is announcing today that Long Island’s ElectroMotive Design has chosen its ultracapacitors for its Class 2 to Class 8 truck hybrid upfits. “Ioxus ultracapacitors are the primary energy storage technology used in EMD’s fuel saving hybrid electric technology called emDrive,” Ioxus says.
3000F iCAP ultracapacitors from Ioxus are the sole electricity storage medium for emDrive hybrid upfits by ElectroMotive Design. Improved performance, more flexible form factors, and today’s better pricing are among the factors that have convinced EMD to choose ultracapacitors over batteries, says GM Joe Ambrosio.
He calls ultracaps “the game-changer” for EMD’s system that depends on maximum electricity recovery from regenerative braking – and thus is power-intensive, not energy-intensive. The EMD drive uses that power for acceleration, paring fuel use.