Capacitors in the E-Cat-Powered EV

Here’s a comment posted on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today regarding the use of capacitors in connection with E-Cat technology.

domenico canino
September 24, 2023 at 11:02 AM
Dear Andrea,
i think the batteries, because they are heavy, expensive and not clean, are the real problem of an Electric Vehicle.
So, if your october test will success ( and we all hope so), next step will be the e cat pack charging supercapacitors bank, and all the problems of each EV will be resolved.
Warm regards
domenico canino

Andrea Rossi’s response:

Andrea Rossi
September 24, 2023 at 2:50 PM
Domenico Canino:
We already have capacitors between the Ecat and the battery of the EV, to balance the interactions with the EV’s battery, but the EV’s battery is necessary to be compatible with the electric propulsor,
Warm Regards,

Rossi and his team are working with an electric vehicle that has already been produced by an external manufacturer, and Rossi has stated that they are using the battery that comes with the car, so they are adapting the E-Cat to work with what they have, rather than building a brand new kind of EV.

Using capacitors instead of batteries to power Electric Vechicles is already an avenue of research. Here’s an article from the website EVCentral on the topic:

“Electric Vehicle Supercapacitors: The Future of Energy Storage”

An excerpt:

“Supercapacitors are emerging as a promising technology for energy storage in EVs. While they offer several advantages over batteries, such as faster charging, longer lifespan, more efficient energy transfer, and lighter weight, they also have some challenges to overcome, such as lower energy density, higher cost, and limited range. With ongoing research and development, supercapacitors could become the future of energy storage in EVs, providing drivers with faster charging times, longer lifespan, and more efficient energy transfer.”

If the E-Cat EV demonstration proves to be successful I think it could open a whole new avenue of research for EVs. If the E-Cat is providing the source of electricity for the vehicle, then having a large amount of on-board storage becomes less of an issue. You would need sufficient storage to provide for the immediate needs of the vehicle but not so much in reserve. Perhaps capacitors would become a more attractive option.