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Boffins invent EV ‘power shell’ for increased range and performance

The idea of a multifunctional power suit may be common in superheroes like Iron Man, but what if an actual version of it existed?

A team of researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and NASA have designed a special power suit that’s giving “superpowers” not to us — but to our EVs.

Made of layered carbon composite material and nanoscale graphene sheets, the suit works as a supercapacitor-battery hybrid device, able to store and provide energy.

It’s envisioned to be used as a car’s body shell, which you can see in the image below: