US Nuclear's partner Grapheton has developed the next generation of supercapacitors using a special patented glassy carbon material. Featuring remarkable charge storage capacity and power density, Grapheton's supercapacitors could be used in powering and rapidly charging electric vehicle systems. A typical electric vehicle running on lithium-ion
batteries takes about 8 hours to fully charge, but a supercapacitor system could be fully charged in under a
minute.Â Batteries still retain the advantage when it comes to higher energy density (ability to store energy),
but new advances in supercapacitor technology, such as those made by Grapheton, could allow supercapacitors to
hold the same amount of charge as a battery and deliver the charge in just seconds. Grapheton's unique glassy
carbon supercapacitors can have up to 3 million times more capacitance than commercial off-the-shelf capacitors.