Toyota Motor Sales USA (TMS, Torrance, CA) announced that it will deliver nearly 300 Prius hybrid vehicles to the city and state...
Electric Fuel Corp. (New York) reported revenues for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 1998, of $484,000, compared to $595,000 for the same period a year ago. The company reported a net loss for the quarter of $2,778,000, or $0.20 per share, compared to a net loss of $4,024,000, or $0.32 per share, for the […]
DaimlerChrysler AG (Munich) this week unveiled the NECAR 4, the first drivable, zero-emission, fuel cell vehicle in the United States. According to the automaker, the NECAR 4 demonstrates a 40 percent increase in fuel cell power and up to three times the range of a battery-powered vehicle. Based on a Mercedes-Benz A-class compact car, the […]
Siemens Semiconductors (Munich) announced that it will be spun off to form a separate legal entity, Infineon Technologies AG, on April 1, 1999. The company will have headquarters in Europe. According to the firm, the move is a prerequisite for listing Semiconductors on stock exchanges late this year or early next year. Until then, the […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) announced the appointment of Joe Reichbach to the position of vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. Reichbach previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for Merix Corp. (Forest Grove, OR), a supplier of advanced interconnect solutions. He will oversee all of Cherry's marketing and sales functions, including […]
Pinnacle VRB Ltd. (Australia) recently signed an agreement with Unisearch Ltd. (Sydney) to commercialize the vanadium redox battery (VRB) developed at the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney). Under the agreement, Unisearch, which is UNSW's commercial company, assigned all interest in the battery to Pinnacle in exchange for A$1.5 million and A$6 million worth […]
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced it is working with Alternative Fuels Technologies Corp. (Queens, NY) to develop a hybrid-electric power train that can be retrofitted into existing vehicles, enabling the use of hybrid-electric technology without the high costs associated with new hybrid-electric vehicles. The project will be directed towards […]
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) announced that it has reached a plea agreement with the US Attorney for the southern district of Illinois, ending an investigation of Exide regarding past dealings between Exide's prior management and Sears Roebuck and Co. (Hoffman Estates, IL). In the settlement, Exide Illinois Inc., a subsidiary of Exide Technologies, agrees to […]
Unique Mobility Inc. (UQM, Golden, CO) announced that it has delivered electric propulsion system components to Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel) as part of their development and installation of a hybrid-electric powertrain system in a heavy tracked vehicle.The hybrid-electric propulsion system components included two SR286 waterproof traction motors, rated at 75kW each, a similarly sized […]
Bolder Technologies Corp. (Golden, CO) reported a net loss for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 1998, of $2.8 million, or $0.33 per share, compared to a net loss of approximately $2.6 million, or $0.31 per share, the same period a year ago. Revenues for the quarter were $662,752, compared to $658,160 a year ago.For […]
Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, MD) and the US Army National Automotive Center are displaying a 5-ton tactical truck powered by a new hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system at the Association of the US Army's Symposium and Exhibition this week. The truck, part of the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, utilizes the HybriDrive propulsion system developed by […]
ZAP Power Systems (Sebastopol, CA) announced it has signed a distribution contract with Veiculos Electricos (Lisbon, Portugal) and received an initial order of $50,000 in electric bikes and scooters. The Portuguese company plans to open its first "ZAP Outlet" next month to offer sales and rentals of electric bikes in Lisbon with plans to open […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) introduced the new CS-1108 Automotive Single Lamp Driver, an application specific standard product (ASSP) that provides...
DCH Technology Inc. (DCHT, Valencia, CA) and Freewing Aerial Robotics Corp. (College Station, TX) have agreed to begin an exploratory development program to integrate PEM fuel cells into the Freewing Tilt-Body Unmanned Aeronautical Vehicle (UAV). Freewing's air vehicles have extremely short takeoff and landing capabilities. DCH's modular approach to fuel cell systems is claimed to […]
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) announced that it is closing two automotive battery manufacturing plants as part of its ongoing restructuring plan to reduce automotive production capacity in North America. The company also announced further restructuring actions in its European operations, including workforce reductions at two manufacturing facilities and a reorganization of its transportation business sales […]