Richo wrote: ↑
Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 12:43
If you consider a 20 cap's in a STATIC series/parallel arrangement giving 54V full.
To get to 44V only 18.5% of the energy is used.
So 3.55kWh would be 18.5% which the whole pack would need to be 19.17kWh of Supercaps!
This would make it even LESS plausible.
It's not quite that bad. The energy in a capacitor is proportional to the square
of the voltage. 44²/54² = 66%, so they would only be using 34% of the capacity. But yes, if there is no DC-DC then it is less
plausible, by a factor of 3.
Everything we've seen and been told so far, points to them not
being supercapacitors, and makes them more
likely to be lithium-ion battery cells.
One of the fathers of MeXy the electric MX-5, along with Coulomb and Newton (Jeff Owen).