DCH Technology Inc. (DCHT, Valencia, CA) announced that it has completed the installation of a five-sensor hydrogen-monitoring safety system, based on their Robust Hydrogen Sensor, for the first hydrogen/electric bus to be demonstrated in Las Vegas, NV.Dr. Robert F. Boehm, director of the energy research center and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of […]
Ballard Power Systems (Canada) has announced that it has received orders for a total of $1.5 million from two automotive companies, including Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (Japan), for Ballard's Mark 900 Series fuel cell power modules and support services. The Ballard Mark 900 Series incorporates Ballard's next generation fuel cell stack, which utilizes low-cost materials […]
California officials announced that they are considering decreasing the number of zero-emission, battery-powered vehicles the state will mandate on its roads in coming years. The California Air Resources Board (Sacramento, CA) met to consider a proposal to decrease to two percent the number of ZEV-mandated cars sold in California by 2003, down from a 10-percent […]
Unique Mobility Inc. (UQM, Golden, Co) announced that it has received a follow-on $450,000 order from PEI Electronics Inc. (Huntsville, AL) for additional units of advanced electric motors, motor controllers and generators. PEI will use the UQM components to deploy additional hybrid-electric vehicles. These vehicles will include a new application for hybrid electric "trouble trucks," […]
Bolder Technologies Corp. (Golden, CO) has reported net revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2000 at $939,858, versus $170,007 in the comparable period of 1999. The net loss for the period was $11.0 million, or $0.75 per share, compared with a loss of $8.3 million, or $0.83 per share, in the six months […]
Nissan Diesel Motor Co. Ltd. (Japan) has deployed a hybrid bus combining a natural gas engine and an electrical double-layer capacitor. The double-layer capacitor is used to store the electricity regenerated from braking energy.The firm appears to be aiming for production later this year or in 2001. If commercialized, it will be the first vehicle […]
Enova Systems (Torrance, CA), confirmed that it will provide powertrain components to Ecostar Electric Drive Systems (Dearborn, MI) for the TH!NK city electric vehicle when it is redesigned and launched for global markets in 2001. Ecostar was formed in 1998 and is part of the fuel cell alliance between Ford Motor Company, Ballard Power Systems […]
Motorola Inc. (Schaumberg, IL) reported record sales of $9.3 billion in the second quarter of 2000. For ongoing operations, this is an increase of 22 percent from $7.6 billion a year earlier. Excluding special items, earnings from ongoing operations were a record $515.0 million, or $0.23 per share, up 91 percent from $269.0 million, or […]
Electric Auto Corp. (EAC, Fort Lauderdale, FL) has announced that Professor T. Nejat Veziroglu, director of the Clean Energy Research Institute of the University of Miami (Miami, FL) and editor-in-chief of the monthly scientific journal, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, has joined EAC as vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell development. According to EAC, […]
Enova Systems (Torrance, CA) announced that it has been awarded a contract to develop electric trams for airports, parks and other high-capacity transit applications. Enova has teamed up on the project with APS Systems (Oxnard, CA), a manufacturer of electric and hybrid-electric shuttle buses and trams. The new vehicle combines the Panther electric propulsion and […]
General Semiconductor (Melville, NY) reported sales of $128.3 million for the second quarter ending on June 30, 2000. The results were a 26.3 percent increase over the $101.6 million the company posted for the same period last year.Operating income reached $22.1 million, which was up 83.6 percent, compared to $12.0 million for the same quarter […]
Intertech Conferences (Portland, ME) plans to hold the ninth international advanced energy and transport conference, Hybrid Vehicles 2000, on September 11 through 13, 2000 at the Hilton Windsor Hotel in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
PowerCache (San Diego, CA), a Maxwell Technologies (San Diego, CA) company, announced the availability of the PC10, a miniature, 10-farad ultracapacitor. The...
Nuvera Fuel Cells (Cambridge, MA) announced that it will be shipping a complete gasoline-powered fuel processing systems designed for testing fuel cell transportation applications. The units, which will be delivered to four major automotive companies in the US, Europe and Japan, will be integrated with fuel cell stacks to attempt to validate gasoline as an […]
Electric Fuel Corp. (Iselin, NJ) announced that it has successfully completed the first driving tests of its battery-powered electric bus, designed to provide a full-day's operation with zero emissions in an urban environment. The bus is equipped with Electric Fuel's ZincAir energy system, which stores a record 320kWh of energy onboard the bus. The company […]