The future demands that today’s vehicles evolve. Each generation of vehicles is more intricate, connected and automated.
Automotive leaders face a multitude of challenges—they must deliver more sophisticated performance for their customers, improve safety, meet environmental regulatory requirements such as lowering CO2 emissions, and keep up with electrification trends.
Maxwell Technologies supports the ascent to the next tier of automotive innovation by providing our proprietary ultracapacitor cell technology for additional efficiency and value in the vehicle. Ultracapacitors, with their high-power performance and resiliency in rugged environments, offer fast-responding energy storage for demanding applications that in many cases cannot be achieved by batteries alone.
Discover how a partnership with Maxwell can enhance performance, reliability and quality in the next generation of advanced automobiles.
Automotive leaders build with our solutions.
Explore where we enhance vehicle performance.
Continental designed-in our ultracapacitor technology for the voltage stabilization system supporting start-stop in Lamborghini and PSA Peugeot Citroën models, and that’s only the beginning. Automotive leaders are pushing the boundaries of what the vehicle can attain experientially and mechanically. Complex, high-power applications become possible with our solutions.
Maxwell’s ultracapacitors relieve vehicle batteries from high current, repetitive cycling for seamless engine restarts.
On the system level, active suspension requires high power and low energy. Our ultracapacitor-based subsystems work in conjunction with the actuator on the 48-volt boardnet to provide the power to lift and lower the car’s chassis for stabilization.
eCall and door lock
Reliable backup power is crucial in the event the vehicle’s main power system fails. Ensure the highest reliability, performance and lifetime for your eCall and door lock/unlock project with Maxwell’s solutions.
Electric steering and braking
Electric power assisted steering (EPAS) and electric brake boosters (EBB) are designed to achieve greater fuel efficiency, passenger safety and vehicle maneuverability.
Industry leader in ultracapacitor technology design.
Developing technology for the automotive industry is no easy task. Our solutions pass rigorous industry requirements and are automotive-quality certified.
Hybrid-capable system design
In the face of issues with batteries’ performance in low temperatures, ultracapacitors can augment battery efficiency in applications such as start-stop and e-turbo.
Today, 6.1 million drivers experience enhanced power performance with Maxwell’s integrated ultracapacitor technology.
Engineering and field support
Our application engineers bring extensive knowledge in full ultracapacitor storage systems and in hybrid approaches, working with you from concept to completion.
Patented manufacturing process
Our high-purity activated carbon and dry electrode manufacturing process is unequaled by competitors—and is the gateway to our power-dense ultracapacitors that support complex applications across industries.
Efficient and cost-effective
Current customers have achieved longer life, significant weight reductions, and reliable cold temperature performance with our solutions.
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