Skeleton Technologies to power hydrogen buses

Skelton Technologies will supply its high energy ultracapacitor modules to power hydrogen buses in the UK.

The ultracapacitor energy storage company has partnered with Northern Ireland-based bus manufacturer Wrightbus on a project which will see the equipped vehicles being tested on the road by 2021.

The partnership marks the first commercial release of Skeleton’s next generation high energy ultracapacitors, based on material technology innovation.

Taavi Madiberk, CEO and Co-Founder of Skeleton Technologies, said: “Skeleton’s ultracapacitors are one of the key enablers of the hydrogen economy. Since fuel cells are not able to recuperate the braking energy and re-use it for acceleration, they need efficient energy storage devices to improve overall system efficiency and total cost of ownership.”

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