Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) announced that Exide Australia recently earned an "A" rating by Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd. (MMAL). The manufacturing facility won the Supplier Quality Performance (SQP) rating for the period July through December 2000 for the ability to deliver on time and in full, meeting the stringent standards related to defective parts and […]
Millennium Cell Inc. (Eatontown, NJ) announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (Allentown, PA). Millennium Cell and Air Products are discussing the possibility of entering into a joint research agreement aimed at developing the process for converting sodium borates to sodium borohydride. "Air Products is a […]
Siliconix (Santa Clara, CA) released a new series of Little Foot MOSFETs aimed at isolated dc/dc converters powered by a 24V or...
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) has signed a $10 million agreement to be the sole lead-acid battery supplier for the Revolutionary Electric Vehicle Alternative (REVA) car-making project in Bangalore, India. REVA is a joint venture between AEVT and the Maini Group (India). The REVA car, to be launched in June 2001, is claimed to be India's […]
Fuel Cell Technologies Corp. (FCT, Canada) has passed another milestone in the development of its high-endurance energy system that will power the Atlantic Layer Tracking Experiment (ALTEX) Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) under the Arctic ice cap. The FCT system powered the ALTEX AUV for more than 78 hours off the coast of California, completing numerous […]
Hydro-Québec (Canada) has signed an agreement with Kerr McGee Chemical LLC (Oklahoma City, OK) to develop and market AVESTOR Corp.'s (Canada) lithium-metal-polymer battery (LMP). The announcement was made near the future site of a new battery plant by Bernard Landry, premier of Quebec, André Caillé, president and CEO of Hydro-Québec, and Luke Corbett, chairman and […]
National Instruments (NI, Austin, TX) and the automation and drives group of Siemens AG (Germany) announced a cooperative effort to develop measurement and automation solutions for a wide range of applications requiring precise measurement and control of manufacturing processes. The working relationship brings together Siemens' strength in manufacturing automation and control with the leadership of […]
Zapworld.Com (Sebastopol, CA) has asked its shareholders to approve a name change from Zapworld.Com to ZAP. According to the company, ZAP is an acronym for Zero Air Pollution, and is more in line with the company's recently announced repositioning plans. The company is shifting from an electric scooter company to a more comprehensive marketer and […]
Zapworld.Com (ZAP, Sebastopol, CA) reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001. Revenue for the quarter was $2.0 million, up 6.1 percent compared with $1.9 million in 2000. The company incurred a net loss of $1.3 million, or $0.22 per share, after accounting for other income and the dividend on the […]
NESS Corp. (Korea) announced the introduction of its 2.3V ultracapacitor technology for fuel-cell applications. The new 2,500F ultracapacitor exhibits energy densitites of...
Metallic Power (Carlsbad, CA) announced that it has shipped the first of its 1.5kW portable power sources for test and evaluation by a number of the firm's collaborators. One of the units was delivered to Briggs and Stratton Corp. (Milwaukee, WI). The two companies are working together to evaluate a fuel cell power source. Throughout […]
Winners were announced at the eleventh annual Junior Solar Sprint (Golden, CO), which took place on Saturday, May 12, 2001. Thirty-seven teams...
Honda (Torrance, CA) has announced its new Insight CVT, which it claims is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the US with an...
United Technologies Corp. (UTC, Hartford, CT) reported a 16-percent increase in first-quarter diluted earnings per share to $0.86, versus $0.74 in the prior year. Net income was $440 million, 17 percent above the $377 million reported in the first quarter of 2000. Revenues for the quarter were $6.7 billion, four percent higher than the prior […]
Electric Fuel Corp. (New York, NY) announced its results for the first quarter of 2001. For the three months ended March 31, 2001, Electric Fuel reported revenues of $726,000, compared with revenues of $653,000 for the same period in 2000, an increase of 11 percent. The company reported a net loss for the quarter of […]