Manhattan Scientifics Inc. (New York, NY) announced that its NovArs (Germany) unit has developed and successfully tested a small, ultra-light 3kW fuel cell system. Due to its light weight and compact size, the proprietary fuel cell system is highly portable, making it suitable for use in small vehicles such as electric scooters and golf carts […]
Texaco Energy Systems Inc. (White Plains, NY) and Ovonic Battery Co. Inc. (Troy, MI), a subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, have formed Texaco Ovonic Battery Systems to invest $150.0 million over the next few years to develop NiMH batteries for commercial production. The batteries are to be used to power electric vehicles and hybrids. "We […]
Delco Remy International Inc. (Anderson, IN) and Hitachi Ltd. (Japan) have established a new joint venture, Hitachi Remy Automotive GmbH (Switzerland). The initial alliance will be the foundation for a global partnership to develop, manufacture and market automotive starting motors and alternators in European and North American markets. Delco Remy and Hitachi will share their […]
DaimlerChrysler (Germany) is teaming up with Hermes Versand Service (Germany) to run a two-year field test on a fuel cell vehicle to see how a modified Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and its alternative drive system can cope with everyday operating conditions. In an intial test phase, the van will go into operation in the Stuttgart metropolitan area […]
UQM Technologies Inc. (Golden, CO) announced that it will participate in the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program as a member of a team led by The Boeing Co. (Seattle, WA). The $23.3 million cost-share contract provides for funding of $10.0 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the US Army, and a cost-share […]
Ultralife Batteries Inc. (Newark, NY) announced that it has completed a $6.8 million private placement of 1,090,000 shares of common stock at $6.25 per share. President and CEO John Kavazanjian commented, "This private placement is very timely for Ultralife. It will give us the added funding to make key investments for new and developing business […]
The California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board (ARB, Sacramento, CA) has amended its zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rule by standardizing electric-vehicle charging equipment. The ARB also updated the formula used to calculate each manufacturer's required number of ZEVs to reflect recent industry acquisitions and mergers. After public testimony from ARB staff, auto manufacturers and others, […]
Evercel Inc. reported second-quarter revenue of $88,000, up from $59,000 in the second quarter of 2000. Net loss available to common shareholders was $5.2 million, or $0.50 per basic and diluted loss per share. In comparison, the company lost $2.6 million, or $0.41 per basic and diluted loss per share, in last years' second quarter. […]
The Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology Education (FASTec) displayed a new, piloted, fuel cell airplane it is developing. The electric plane, called the E-plane, is a high-speed, all-carbon French DynAero Lafayette III, built and donated by American Ghiles Aircraft (Orlando, FL). It is being converted from a combustion engine to electric propulsion in three […]
Plug Power Inc. (Latham, NY) reported that product development and financial results for the second quarter, ended June 30, 2001, exceeded the company's anticipated results. Contract revenue was $1.3 million, as compared to $2.4 million for the second quarter of 2000. The year-to-date contract was $2.3 million, as compared to $5.4 million in 2000. The […]
QUANTUM Technologies WorldWide Inc. (Irvine, CA), a wholly owned subsidiary of IMPCO Technologies Inc. (Cerritos, CA), announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts to design, develop and validate advanced fuel-storage-system technologies for a new automotive alternative propulsion system being developed by General Motors (Detroit, MI). Under the terms of the contract, QUANTUM will develop […]
Altair International Inc. (Cody, WY) has filed a new patent application covering methods of making advanced electrical energy storage nanomaterials. These materials may be used to make batteries with increased rates of charge and discharge and may also reduce the weight of batteries in new alternative-energy appliations. The new application describes manufacturing techniques for making […]
Toyota Motor Corp. (Japan) announced that it will launch its Prius hybrid-powered car in Hong Kong on July 27, 2001, followed by...
Axiomatic Technologies Corp. (Canada) announced the release of microprocessor-based, variable-speed dc motor controls for battery-powered electric vehicles, including small pallet trucks, sweepers,...
Matsushita Electric Ind. Co. Ltd. (Japan) announced the new EEG TC and XC Series of screw-terminal aluminum electrolytic capacitors. These devices are...