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Innovators | Clean technology

The supercharged heart of the electric automobile

Riccardo Signorelli, FastCAP Systems

THE FUTURE OF ELECTRIC and hybrid cars depends on one key component: the storage battery, a device that hasn’t changed that much since the 19th century.

But now, it may be time to say goodbye to the battery as we know it. Using energy storage ideas he developed at MIT Laboratories, engineer and inventor Riccardo Signorelli has developed a battery with a lot more juice.

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