Skeleton Technologies, the manufacturer of graphene-based supercapacitors, has entered the commercial truck fleet market. The company recently launched a graphene-based device that helps truck drivers start their engines after long periods of inactivity or in cold weather.
Launched under brand name SkelStart ESM, the device delivers a powerful surge of energy to a truck’s engine to make sure it will start even after long periods of inactivity or in cold weather. The firm explained that it also eliminates the need for drivers to leave their trucks idling.
According to Skeleton, the ESM device requires a rather simple installation, and enables truck owners and fleet operators to significantly improve the efficiency of their fleet. The SkelStart ESM delivers fuel savings, up to 50% extended battery life, faster cranking, reliable starting, well-rested drivers and reduced pollution.
Earlier this year Skeleton closed a €9.8m round of funding for its graphene-based supercapacitor technology.