New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York, NY) has approved an order for 200 hybrid-electric transit buses, worth $77.0 million. The buses will be purchased from Orion Bus Industries (Oriskany, NY) and the propulsion units will be manufactured by BAE Systems (Johnson City, NY). "These buses will pay important health dividends by dramatically reducing […]
Dynetek Industries (Canada) has announced that the new fuel cell-powered Xterra FCV, produced by Nissan (Japan), uses Dynetek's lightweight fuel-storage system. Nissan...
DCH Technology Inc. (Valencia, CA) announced that Daido Metal Ltd. (Nagoya, Japan) and DCH's wholly owned subsidiary, Enable Fuel Cells Corp. have finalized their joint venture agreement. The announcement was made to the Asian press in Nagoya, Japan. DCH Chairman David Haberman and Daido President Segio Hanji formally launched the NeWave Fuel Cell Corp. (Japan) […]
The aXcessaustralia, an HEV built to promote the abilities of Australian automotive component manufacturers overseas, won the CSIRO (Australia) chairman's gold medal...
Ballard Power Systems (Vancouver, BC) announced that it has commissioned its initial fuel cell manufacturing facility, Plant One. A 9,900 square-meter facility, Plant One is located adjacent to Ballard's corporate headquarters. Construction of Plant One was completed in October 1999, and the building was officially opened by Jean Chrétien, prime minister of Canada, in October […]
Methanex Corp. (Canada), Mitsubishi Corp. (Japan) and Mitsui &and Co. Ltd. (Japan) have entered into a strategic alliance aimed to promote the merits of methanol in Japan as the fuel of choice for fuel cell vehicle applications. The parties will work with governmental and nongovernmental agencies to address any potential regulatory hurdles and encourage the […]
Electric Fuel Corp. (Iselin, NJ) announced that their annual meeting of shareholders was held in Penn West, in New York, NY, on 4 December 2000. Robert S. Ehrlich, chairman and CFO of the company, updated shareholders on the company's progress and introduced the management team. Ehrlich commented, "Our management team includes Yehuda Harats, president and […]
Shanghai Forever Co. Ltd. (Shanghai, China) now offers a steel electric bicycle with a basket. Model 975 runs on three 12V batteries...
Mid-December saw the arrival of a number of a hybrid electric-diesel bus to the Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) in Santa Ana,...
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) has announced that, with its joint venture in China, Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery Corp. Ltd. (China), it has received an order for its premium rechargeable nickel-zinc batteries from the Flying Electric Motor Co. Ltd. (Taiwan) to be used in a new line of electric scooters for the Taiwan market. The initial […]
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Washington, DC) are calling on the California Air Resource Board (ARB) to adopt a "Fair Market Test" to determine whether a successful, sustainable consumer market exists for battery-powered electric vehicles at volumes required by the states zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate. The Fair Market Test outlined by the Alliance would be […]
Zapworld.Com (Sebastopol, CA) reported that sales rose 152 percent in the month of November, as compared to a year ago. Growth was boosted by the strong demand for the ZAPPY scooter and various other new ZAP products. Total sales for the month climbed to $1.65 million, versus $654,000 a year earlier. "November achieved positive sales […]
FuelCell Energy (Danbury, CT) has reported 2000 fourth quarter and year-end results. For the fourth quarter, ended 31 October 2000, FuelCell Energy reported a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.09 cents per diluted share, compared with a profit of $0.5 million, or $0.4 cents per diluted share, during the same quarter of the previous […]
Celanese AG (Germany) and Honda (Japan) announced that their research subsidiaries, Celanese Ventures Gmbh and Honda R&D Co., will cooperate in the development of membranes and membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for the creation of a new fuel cell for car engines. The venture is hoped to both improve the performance of car fuel cells and […]
Manhattan Scientifics (New York, NY) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Aprilia SPA (Italy) to develop a fuel-cell powered concept bicycle. Aprilia commented that it will be using the fuel cell technology developed by Manhattan Scientifics' European affiliate, NovArs GmbH (Passau, Germany). The new concept bicycle is similar to the Hydrocycle unveiled […]