Nissan Diesel Motor Co. Ltd. (Japan) has deployed a hybrid bus combining a natural gas engine and an electrical double-layer capacitor. The double-layer capacitor is used to store the electricity regenerated from braking energy.The firm appears to be aiming for production later this year or in 2001. If commercialized, it will be the first vehicle […]
Enova Systems (Torrance, CA), confirmed that it will provide powertrain components to Ecostar Electric Drive Systems (Dearborn, MI) for the TH!NK city electric vehicle when it is redesigned and launched for global markets in 2001. Ecostar was formed in 1998 and is part of the fuel cell alliance between Ford Motor Company, Ballard Power Systems […]
Motorola Inc. (Schaumberg, IL) reported record sales of $9.3 billion in the second quarter of 2000. For ongoing operations, this is an increase of 22 percent from $7.6 billion a year earlier. Excluding special items, earnings from ongoing operations were a record $515.0 million, or $0.23 per share, up 91 percent from $269.0 million, or […]
Electric Auto Corp. (EAC, Fort Lauderdale, FL) has announced that Professor T. Nejat Veziroglu, director of the Clean Energy Research Institute of the University of Miami (Miami, FL) and editor-in-chief of the monthly scientific journal, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, has joined EAC as vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell development. According to EAC, […]
Enova Systems (Torrance, CA) announced that it has been awarded a contract to develop electric trams for airports, parks and other high-capacity transit applications. Enova has teamed up on the project with APS Systems (Oxnard, CA), a manufacturer of electric and hybrid-electric shuttle buses and trams. The new vehicle combines the Panther electric propulsion and […]
General Semiconductor (Melville, NY) reported sales of $128.3 million for the second quarter ending on June 30, 2000. The results were a 26.3 percent increase over the $101.6 million the company posted for the same period last year.Operating income reached $22.1 million, which was up 83.6 percent, compared to $12.0 million for the same quarter […]
Intertech Conferences (Portland, ME) plans to hold the ninth international advanced energy and transport conference, Hybrid Vehicles 2000, on September 11 through 13, 2000 at the Hilton Windsor Hotel in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
PowerCache (San Diego, CA), a Maxwell Technologies (San Diego, CA) company, announced the availability of the PC10, a miniature, 10-farad ultracapacitor. The...
Nuvera Fuel Cells (Cambridge, MA) announced that it will be shipping a complete gasoline-powered fuel processing systems designed for testing fuel cell transportation applications. The units, which will be delivered to four major automotive companies in the US, Europe and Japan, will be integrated with fuel cell stacks to attempt to validate gasoline as an […]
Electric Fuel Corp. (Iselin, NJ) announced that it has successfully completed the first driving tests of its battery-powered electric bus, designed to provide a full-day's operation with zero emissions in an urban environment. The bus is equipped with Electric Fuel's ZincAir energy system, which stores a record 320kWh of energy onboard the bus. The company […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced its second quarter 2000 results. For the three months ended June 30, 2000, Evercel reported revenues of $59,000 and a net loss to common shareholders of $2,571,000, or $0.41 per basic and diluted share, compared with no sales and a net loss of $1,435,000, or $0.26 per basic and diluted […]
Delphi Automotive Systems (Troy, MI) reported second quarter 2000 earnings of $424.0 million, or $0.75 earnings per share, in line with analyst consensus estimates. Cash flow from operations generated $455.0 million in the second quarter. On sales of $7.8 billion, Delphi's earnings climbed 8 percent to $424.0 million from $394.0 million in the second quarter […]
Ansoft Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) announced that it is acquiring SIMEC GmbH and Co. KG (Germany) and has recruited Mark Markel of General Motors (Detroit, MI) to be technical lead for its latest business venture, APT Solutions. Ansoft intends to move aggressively to tackle the automotive design services market through APS Solutions. Mark Markel, who has […]
Zapworld.Com (Sebastopol, CA) announced at its annual shareholders meeting on June 24, 2000, details for the basis of the company's growth plan over the next five years and announced $3.0 million in new preferred stock financing.Zap's newly appointed president, John Dabels, outlined the company's growth plan for the future, which would combine a strategy of […]
ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ), formerly a division of Motorola, and Siliconix (Santa Clara, CA), a subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA), announced that the two companies have entered into a broad cross-licensing agreement that will enable the exchange of silicon intellectual property for power management, extending battery life in applications such as cellular phones […]