A high-tech alternative to the lead-acid battery in your car

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Tristan Tao@tao_tristan · CTO at Leada
Eagerly awaiting a model for motorcycles!
Joshua PinterPro@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
@tao_tristan ^ This!
Garry Tan@garrytan · Angel Investor. Previously Partner, YC
Supercapacitors have come down massively in cost, and big shifts in markets when technology cost curves hit certain inflection points like this one. The big idea here is that batteries overall will actually be replaced with batteries like Ohm, and by the time Diehard and the incumbents realize it, they won't be able to catch up.
Eric Kryski@ekryski · CEO @ bullish.io
Finally an innovation in battery technology! So smart to just use supercapacitors. It's rare that you use the battery without the car running. Can't wait to see this in every car and motorcycle, although I'm concerned that this will be short lived due to the increasing presence of electric vehicles. Maybe I'm missing something but it seems to only make sense on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.
Joshua OoiHunter@joshuaoxj · Singapore
I get very excited about innovations like these in the automotive industry. An innovation in a simple thing like a car battery is not your common SV startup product, but this looks pretty promising. Hopefully it becomes available internationally soon. I'd buy one for my car!
Hunter ScottMaker@hunterscott
@joshuaoxj Thanks! We feel like this is kind of an overlooked area of automotive tech, and while the lead acid battery has been great for a long time, there's a better way to approach this now.