Submitted by Uncle Paul on Wed, 2020-01-29 18:49
Tesla buying Maxwell, a capacitor company made me think.
There are large, commercial capacitors that can charge and discharge very quickly. What if they put some in the car that could take a huge jolt of power, quickly, then slowly bleed it into the battery pack for longer term slow discharge. At the same time put a large capacitor in the charger that could transfer large amounts of power into the car. It could slowly accumulate that charge, and wait for a Tesla to plug in for a jolt.
The Tesla could grab a full capacitor of charge in just a few moments and be on it's way. Charge even faster than a gasser.
Might not need to be large enough to transfer a full battery capacity, but perhaps enough for a few hundred miles.
Maybe listening to the latest earnings call has just got me full of possibilities, but is it possible?...realistic?