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Storing and Using Energy

Vehicles using Ferdowsi’s system will be able to utilize both energy-dense batteries and power-dense ultracapacitors. Being able to both store large amounts of energy and charge/discharge that energy quickly will give automobiles the power needed to address varied driving conditions: accelerating, braking, and coasting. Braking will recharge the ultracapacitors, so that they can be discharged again when accelerating.

On the Road

Mehdi Ferdowsi
Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Missouri S&T

By Christina Andrade