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Chinese Government Certifies Ultracaps for Vehicle Energy Storage

Maxwell Technologies has announced that its Boostcap ultracapacitors have been certified by the official testing agency of the People's Republic of China for energy storage applications in vehicles. The certification protocol included testing for electrical, mechanical, thermal, safety and lifetime performance. David Schramm, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer, said that the certification clears the way for Maxwell to market its Boostcap ultracapacitor products to any manufacturer producing autos, trucks, buses or rail vehicles for use in China.

"It is our understanding that our Boostcap products are the only ultracapacitors to have received this mandatory certification for transportation applications," Schramm said. "We have already supplied BOOSTCAP products to several electric and hybrid-electric drive train and vehicle OEMs for design and development work, so this approval, along with the fact that our large cells and multi-cell modules are now being assembled by Belton Technology Group, our contract manufacturing partner in Shenzhen, China, gives us a significant head start on competitors that are targeting the Chinese market."

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