Lamborghini and MIT have announced a collaboration on a 3-year project to develop a graphene-enhanced supercapacitor electric vehicle.
The Lamborghini-MIT partnership could, however, end up being extended as there is no target date for the car’s completion.
The planned graphene-enhanced Terzo Millennio (“third millennium”) supercar may be a real gamechanger.
This concept car is to be a fully electric, supercapacitor-powered automobile that can be charged in minutes – with no bulky battery.
It will reportedly be “covered in a sheet of graphene”, but this description does not sound extremely accurate… We will have to wait for further information on this project.
According to reports, the bodywork of the car will utilize Lamborghini’s expertise in carbon fibre, which results in significant weight reduction.
However, the joint plan is apparently for the carbon panels to also act as an accumulator for energy storage.
But Lamborghini and MIT also want the car to self-heal. Cracks and minor damage will be automatically detected in the carbon structure and then repaired using “microchannels” in the bodywork filled with “healing chemistries”…. stay tuned … !