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Clean Car Talk - A Short Primer on Ultracapacitors

"Ultracapacitors are super high capacity versions of electric capacitor components that store energy in an electric field. These are devices that have raised the “capacity” of a capacitor so high that ultracapacitors or “supercapacitors” are now thought of as energy storage devices that can replace batteries in some applications. They are available in various cylindrical, square, and flat shapes and sizes. With increasing production volumes and economies of scale, their prices can be competitive with batteries."

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