Lamborghini and MIT develop patent for new technology of supercapacitorsNovember 8, 2019
Lamborghini, together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have completed a patent for innovative synthetic material, which could become the basis of a new generation of supercapacitors.
Cooperation between the two companies began three years ago when Lamborghini joined the MIT-Italy program. Now the automaker is a co-author of this patent and will seek to explore the possibility of additional optimization of material properties, as well as large-scale production. This result also means the Lamborghini commitment to electrification, which began in 2017 with the presentation of Terzo Millennio, and most recently with Sian – the latter was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019.
“Joint research with MIT fully embodies our values and our desire to foresee the future: a future in which hybridization is becoming increasingly desirable and inevitably necessary,” said company CEO Stefano Domenicali.
The new patented material was synthesized in the laboratories of the chemical department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the assistance of the Lamborghini Concept Development Department and is based on the concept of Organometallic Frames (MOF).
“The molecular structure of this family of materials makes it an ideal candidate for the production of electrodes for the high-performance supercapacitors of the future, since it maximizes the specific surface area, that is, the size of the surface area subject to electric charge, in relation to mass and volume. sample. More specifically, the stated purpose of the study is to increase the energy density: the patent filed today promises to increase this density to 100% compared to the technology currently available on the market. ”
Although the study yielded significant results, its potential is much higher, even compared to the supercapacitors used on the Lamborghini Sian. Supercapacitors are considered a good solution for high-performance motorsport applications due to their exceptional power and durability.
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