STMicroelectronics Inc. (Switzerland) unveiled its 3A, 600V IGBT that combines a low on-voltage drop (VCEsat), a low gate charge and an integrated freewheeling diode in a compact DPAK form factor The STGD3NB60SD transistor has a VCEsat of 1.1V at 3A, a total gate charge of 18nC on a double die assembly, and a compact surface-mount […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced that after months of evaluations and successful road testing on actual scooters, ATALA (Italy), a bike, scooter and fitness equipment primary manufacturer, has selected Evercel's nickel-zinc battery as the best overall solution for electric scooter power. Last week, ATALA placed their first order for Evercel nickel-zinc batteries to power their […]
Nissan Diesel Motor Co. (Tokyo) announced that it has developed hybrid-powered trucks using natural gas and an electric motor, which are expected to meet the stricter emissions standards that take effect in 2005. The news caused Nissan shares to go up. After the announcement, shares were up 27 yen, or 37 percent, at 100 yen. […]
Unique Mobility Inc. (UQM, Golden, CO) announced that Michael G. Franklin, vice president of electronics manufacturing and president of its Franklin Manufacturing Unit, will be leaving the company in July to pursue other interests. Franklin has also resigned as director of UQM, reducing the size of UQM's Board of Directors to five members.William C. Moffitt, […]
Delphi Automotive Systems (Troy, MI) participated as a sponsor in the FutureTruck 2000 program. To achieve a cleaner and efficient transportation, Delphi and FutureTruck are exploring technologies such as fuel cells, advanced diesel management systems, hybrid-electric propulsion systems and advanced materials.
Manhattan Scientifics Inc. (New York City, NY) has completed initial development and initial testing of the HYDROCYCLE, a fuel cell powered bicycle, which utilizes Manhattan Scientifics' mid-range power technology developed by the company's NovArs unit in Passau, Germany.The power supply unit is based on a polymer electrolyte fuel cell that uses hydrogen and air to […]
Lithium Technology Corp. (LTC, Plymouth Meeting, PA) has announced that its shareholders approved the increase in the number of authorized shares of the company's common stock to 125,000,000.The consent solicitation seeking the increase was mailed to shareholders on May 2, 2000 and closed on June 15, 2000. At closing, approximately 78 percent of outstanding shares […]
Thor Industries Inc. (Jackson Center, Ohio) plans to build the world's first commercially-viable, fuel-cell powered, zero-emissions transit buses in an exclusive alliance with International Fuel Cells Inc., a United Technologies company, and ISE Research. Plans for the initial bus are set for mid-2001."This is an extraordinary break-through in clean transit buses. Thor is already the […]
Lithium Technology Corp. (LTC, Plymouth Meeting, PA) announced the latest status of the planned strategies and timetable for events related to the pending merger with Pacific Lithium Ltd. (PLL, New Zealand).LTC previously reported that it anticipated holding a meeting of LTC's shareholders on July 31, 2000, to vote on the merger, which would be completed […]
Honda's (Tokyo) all-new Insight coupe has set a new UK fuel economy record of 103 mpg after completing a non-stop 3,737 mile trip around Britain. Honda hopes to re-write the Guinness Book of World Records once all the details of its record run have been verified by the publisher next month. The 102.65 mpg figure […]
Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (Tokyo) will expand its lineup of hybrid cars by offering versions of its Accord sedan equipped with both gasoline engines and electric motors, as reported in a Japanese financial newspaper on June 8.Honda also plans to reduce the price premium charged for its Civic hybrid. The Insight, Honda's first hybrid car […]
America Electric Automobile Co. Inc. (AEAC, San Diego, CA) has announced that the company's hybrid-powered automobile, designed for the company's joint venture in China, is now in final design-testing stage. The automobile is targeted for use in a number of China's major cities to assist in reducing pollution from gasoline-powered automobiles. The final steps of […]
A recent survey of EVs, coordinated by the California Energy Commission (CEC, Sacramento, CA) and the California Electric Transportation Coalition (Sacramento, CA), showed that 80 percent of those surveyed are more satisfied with their EV than with their current gasoline-powered car.Local surveys were distributed in March by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee […]
Bolder Technologies Corp.'s (Golden, CO) board of directors announced the appointment of Robert N. Hiatt as a director filling a vacancy created when David L. Riegel stepped down.Hiatt is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT), has reported revenues of $4,936,000 for the second quarter ending on April 30, 2000, compared with revenues of $5,788,000 in the same quarter of the previous year. Net loss for the period was $1,708,000 or $0.26 per diluted share compared with a net loss of $773,000 or $0.12 per diluted […]