If you’re one who have a strong interest in electric vehicles, then chances are pretty good you would sit up and take notice of this piece of news – Leyden Energy has just announced that they will be supplying high energy density, high-performance cylindrical battery cells for SSI Racing’s marquee Dream Car that will see action at the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Dream Car is currently a thrice world record holder, capable of going from 0 to 60 MPH in a mere three seconds – now that’s super fast no matter how you look at it.
This will also be the maiden outing for Leyden Energy’s cylindrical form factor where being deployed in an electric vehicle is concerned. Built to last longer compared to other leading batteries, they are also hardier, being able to operate at higher temperatures without missing a beat, making them more than suitable for commercial and car-kit electric vehicles. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that such technology will become affordable enough for the masses down the road. [Press Release]
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