Improved Better Fuel Efficiency in 700-Horsepower Car
San Diego’s Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) says it will supply ultracapacitors for six-cell modules for the start-stop system of Lamborghini Aventador cars entering production late this year.
“The idle-elimination system is an important element of Lamborghini’s announced program to reduce its new models’ carbon dioxide emissions by 35% by 2015,” Maxwell says. “Incorporating the six-cell ultracapacitor module for added cranking power to ensure efficient restarting for the 12-cylinder, 700-horsepower Aventador also enabled Lamborghini to reduce the size and weight of the battery to further enhance performance.”
Maxwell says that the system for Lamborghini originally was designed by Dimac, its ultracapacitor distribution partner in Italy. The production system will be supplied by the Continental Engineering Services unit of Continental AG.
Partnering with Larger Companies
“This design win with one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance autos provides additional validation of ultracapacitors as an enabling technology for fuel-efficiency and reduced emissions in passenger, commercial and public transit vehicles,” Maxwell president and CEO David Schramm said in a release.
According to Motor Trend, the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador is priced at $387,000.
“We continue to focus on penetrating the large and strategically important automotive and transportation markets by aligning ourselves with industry leaders such as Lamborghini and Continental, and continuously strengthening our design, engineering and production capabilities,” Schramm said.
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Source: Maxwell Technologies with Fleets & Fuels follow-up