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Electric And Autonomous Vehicles That Perform And Cost The Same As Combustion Engine Vehicles
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom B
15:00 - 15:20
ZapGo based in Oxford, UK is developing Carbon-Ion (C-Ion) technology for mass deployment of electric and autonomous vehicles with two simple goals. First to make the 'sticker price' or selling price the same as combustion engine vehicles, and secondly to make the driver experience the same. Drivers of gasoline and diesel passenger cars are used to a 5-minute fill up and then a range of 300 miles or more, at freeway speeds, with air conditioning on and more than one person in the vehicle.
Operators of electric trucks expect to be able to fully recharge a truck in the time it takes for a driver to take a break.
C-Ion are electrostatic or capacitive energy storage devices that use different materials to conventional supercapacitors. C-Ion use a combination of nano-carbon polyolefins and naturally derived materials combined with ionic electrolytes. No flammable chemical solvents are used, only water-based processes. This not only makes C-Ion very safe, because there are no flammable materials inside the cells, but also makes C-Ion easier to recycle at the end of life.
C-Ion operate at higher voltages than conventional supercapacitors, this means they can hold onto their energy like a battery. They are also orders of magnitude less expensive to buffer the grid to enable EV fast charging of 350kW. 450kW and 1.2MW, and to build into structural components on a vehicle.
Speaker Biography (Stephen Voller)
Stephen Voller is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader with 25 years of experience of running technology companies from start-up to IPO. He has raised over $100m for these companies, which included an IPO for a hydrogen fuel cell company which he founded. This company used a fuel cell as a range extender or battery charger. In 2004 he developed the world's first commercial CE certified proton exchange membrane PEM fuel cell generator based on metal hydride and compressed hydrogen fuel. Stephen has a degree in Data Processing from the University of Leeds, is a Chartered Engineer, and is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Company Profile (ZapGo)
ZapGo Ltd (ZapGo) is a high technology business founded in Oxford, UK, in 2013
We have developed a solution to the problems encountered by all the current generation of appliances, devices and vehicles powered by lithium: slow charging. Called Carbon-Ion, in contrast to Lithium-ion, this technology is based on carbon nano-materials including the 'wonder-material' graphene..
The technology and a growing patent portfolio is in part derived from Oxford University, and in part developed independently by Zap&Go's own scientists. Our power module is due to enter the production phase in 2018.