Lamborghini and MIT unveil self-healing concept car

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Engineers at Lamborghini are collaborating with researchers at MIT in the US on a self-repairing  electric supercar concept that doesn’t have batteries and stores electrical energy within its own body panels.

Through the so-called Terzo Millennio (Italian for third millennium), which was unveiled at MIT’s annual EmTech conference in Cambridge Massachusetts, the two groups are exploring a range of ideas that they believe could reshape electric vehicles.

The concept is being developed through a three-year collaboration between the two groups that is aimed at exploring the science behind some of Lamborghini’s more outlandish concepts.

At the heart of the concept is a different approach to energy storage. The group aims to develop carbon nanotube supercapacitors that can be integrated into the body of the vehicle and used alongside regenerative braking technology to simultaneously harvest and release electric power.