BMW (Germany) announced that it is looking for partners in the automotive industry and elsewhere to help it bring hydrogen-powered vehicles to market. The announcement was made as BMW brought a fleet of 10 hydrogen-powered sedans to California to test at its facility in Oxnard. The vehicles run on either gasoline or liquid hydrogen cooled […]
The California Air Resources Board (CARB, Sacramento, CA) has amended its Zero Emission Vehicle rule by standardizing EV charging equipment. Conductive charging will be the standard for EVs in California. "The move to standardize is an essential step in the growth of EV technology and is needed to provide certainty to the public and manufacturers," […]
Millennium Cell Inc. (Eatontown, NJ) reports that it was featured at the Fuel Cell Investor West Coast Conference (Portland, OR). Millennium Cell President and CEO Stephen Tang addressed a group of individual and institutional investors interested in the alternative energy and fuel cell sectors. "Energy continues at the forefront of national awareness," said Tang. "Investors […]
Enova Systems (Torrance, CA), in conjunction with its partner Hyundai Motor Co. (Korea), announced the presentation of 15 electric Hyundai Santa Fe...
Solar Energy Ltd. (Los Alamos, NM) announced that, in an effort to make its stock a more viable investment, existing sharesholders and creditors have agreed to convert their loans or payables to stock in cancellation of this debt. In addition, the board of directors has authorized a 50-to-1 reverse split of the company's common stock. […]
The Department of Energy has awarded Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA) $17.0 million over the next three years in cost-shared programs to fund new research and development of advanced transportation-based fuel cell systems. Program partners include Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL) and De Nora (Italy), among others. The multiple awards will primarily focus on overcoming […]
Startech Environmental Corp. (Wilton, CT) announced that it has demonstrated the successful operation of its hydrogen vehicle by driving it around Bristol, CT, the location of the company's demonstration and training center. Joseph Longo, the president of Startech, commented, "This is a major step that will help forward the expansion of our worldwide marketing program. […]
The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference has been scheduled for February 4-7, 2002, in Las Vegas, NV. The program will include 32 presentations from leading automotive and battery-developer experts. It will be divided into six panel sessions, including advanced automotive market and technological developments, battery systems, field experience with EV/HEV batteries, VRLA for automotives, progress in […]
Officials from BMW (Germany) traveled to Los Angeles, CA, to show off the fleet of 750hL sedans that run on clean-burning hydrogen....
IDACORP Inc. (Boise, ID) announced the appointment of Claude Duss as the president and CEO of its fuel cell subsidiary, IdaTech (Bend, OR). Duss succeeds Alan Guggenheim, one of the company's three founders. His experience includes 10 years at the vice president and general manager level with Honeywell International in the US and in Europe. […]
Electric Fuel Corp. (New York, NY) announced that it has completed another milestone in the second phase of its zinc-air all-electric transit bus program. In a recently completed test drive, the bus traveled 97m under typical city-bus driving conditions, including stop and go, acceleration, and constant speed. The company believes this to be a world […]
Japanese newspapers report that Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. (Japan) plans to increase production of specialized lithium batteries used in devices that keep a constant check on vehicles' tire air pressure, even while the vehicle is running. The firm plans to invest 300.0 million yen by spring 2002 to boost its output capacity at its main […]
Foshan Liming Electronics Co. Ltd. (China) announced the new GL Series of aluminum electrolytic capacitors, designed for automotive applications. The capacitors are...
American Honda Motor Co. Inc. (Torrance, CA) announced that the first hydrogen production and fueling station in the Los Angeles area has started operation at the company's research and development center in Torrance, CA. The station operates by using solar cells to produce electricity, which in turn is used to extract hydrogen from the water. […]
Medis Technologies Ltd. (New York, NY) announced that it has successfully demonstrated that its direct liquid methanol (DLM) fuel cells can utilize a range of alcohols or mixtures of alcohols as fuel without reducing the performance or longevity of the fuel cell. This was accomplished at the Fuel Cell 2001 Asian Conference (Japan). At the […]