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NAWA TECHNOLOGIES : Multiply the range of your battery with nawacap cells, a lithium free, ecological booster and harvesterWISE-INTEGRATION : A faster, more compact, environnementally-friendly 100W universal charger (USB C power delivery)
Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) have been at the center of human mobility for more than a century with a lot of improvements. But today we enter a new age of motorisation based on batteries or fuel cells and electric motors, coming back at the first ages of automobile. Lithium batteries or Fuel cells are seen as the two best competitors to power these new cars but they are lacking in power and suffer from safety or environmental issues.NAWACAPs, in combination with a battery or fuel cell will play therole of a double “turbo” in an ICE, harvesting energy and providing aboost of power.The performance of our NAWACAP cells makes it easier to integrate into a hybrid system with no need for DC/DC converters. It opens new ways to optimize power and energy and can double/triple a vehicle’s range and the lifetime while reducing the size/weight of the main battery pack.The manufacturing and use of NAWACap cells is better for the environment as well, reducing battery sizes, thus loading and mining issues, recycling and waste.
The combination of a NAWACAP cell and a lithium-ion battery or fuel cell can, today, trickle down across many mobility sectors, from E-bikes to Urban Transportation. Fast recharge, better energy management, KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), decentralised power will benefit from NAWACAPcells. As well as greatly improving the overall life of the system and its ability to recover energy, this ‘hybrid’ battery has the potential to be lighter and more compact, improving range and efficiency further.
Soon users will only need a single multiport charger for all of their electronic devices, the EnergySaver 100. This pocketsized USB charger is compact enough to go anywhere, even overseas (no international plug adapter required). TheEnergySaver 100 will help reduce the amount of electronic waste and lower energy spending worldwide.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.