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. Engineer and inventor Riccardo Signorelli has applied energy storage ideas he developed at MIT Laboratories to create a battery with a lot more juice. Through his company, Signorelli is bringing to market batteries that are supercharged through nanotechnology.