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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

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a heading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based appetite storage and appetite smoothness products, currently announced that Continental Automotive Systems' Maxwell-powered voltage stabilization complement (VSS) will be a customary underline on 2016 Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans and ATS coupes, incompatible a ATS-V, CTS-V and CT6 models. General Motors is a initial North American automotive strange apparatus manufacturer (OEM) to confederate a Continental ultracapacitor-based voltage stabilization as partial of a extended start-stop system, that lowers fuel costs, improves opening and reduces emissions, delivering an altogether higher owner-driver experience.

In start-stop systems, a inner explosion engine is close off when a motorist stops and a engine is seamlessly restarted when a motorist accelerates, that lowers emissions and improves fuel economy. Battery-based start-stop systems protracted with an ultracapacitor-based voltage stabilization complement doing yield detonate appetite indispensable to restart a engine, so shortening high currents and steady cycling that can digest battery life. The voltage stabilization electronic control formula in a well-spoken start, reduced engine quivering and a higher pushing experience. Maxwell's ultracapacitors, in Continental's VSS design, also offer as an additional appetite source for stabilizing a vehicle's electrical complement during durations of high appetite demand.

"Automotive manufacturers around a universe are seeking new ways to urge a opening of their cars while gratifying consumer final for fuel efficiency," pronounced Jon Buckles, module manager for hybrid electric vehicles during Continental Automotive Systems. "Continental's voltage stabilization complement uses Maxwell's ultracapacitors as an affordable choice for automakers to emanate a some-more certain pushing knowledge for their customers."

"Performance has always been critical to automobile owners, and Maxwell's ultracapacitors capacitate consumers to get a fuel economy they enterprise but tying their cars' performance," pronounced Dr. Franz Fink, CEO of Maxwell Technologies. "GM's preference of Continental's Maxwell-powered VSS is a serve confirmation of a ultracapacitor capability for varying applications as a automotive attention continues down a trail of car electrification."

Unlike batteries, that furnish and store appetite by means of a chemical reaction, ultracapacitors store appetite in an electric field. This electrostatic appetite storage resource enables ultracapacitors to assign and liberate in as small as fractions of a second, perform routinely over a extended heat operation (-40 degrees C to +65 degrees C), work reliably by 1 million or some-more charge/discharge cycles and conflict startle and vibration.

Additional Maxwell Technologies information:

About Maxwell: Maxwell is a tellurian personality in a growth and make of innovative, cost-effective appetite storage and appetite smoothness solutions. Our ultracapacitor products yield protected and arguable appetite solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, travel and telecommunications. Our high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors assistance to safeguard a reserve and trustworthiness of electric application infrastructure and other applications involving transport, placement and dimensions of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products embody appetite modules, memory modules and singular house computers that incorporate absolute blurb silicon for higher opening and high trustworthiness in aerospace applications. For some-more information, greatfully revisit a website: www.maxwell.com.

Maxwell Technologies Contacts:
Media: Sylvie Tse, Metis Communications: +1 (617) 236-0500, [email protected] 
Investor: Amy Wakeham: +1 (858) 503-3359, [email protected]  

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