ALTe Powertrain Technologies, the Michigan developer of a Range Extended Electric Powertrain, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to form a joint venture with Inmatech, Inc., a developer of advanced supercapacitors, to produce and sell hybrid electric storage (HES) devices composed of batteries, supercapacitors and control electronics.
AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) said lithium-ion battery maker EnerDel, a subsidiary of Ener1, Inc. will purchase eight AV electric vehicle power cycling and test systems.
By Torben Materna, Johnson Controls-SAFT Advanced Power Solutions GmbH, Germany
July 28, 2009 – UQM Technologies (www.uqm.com) said it will supply UQM®PowerPhase® 100 electric propulsion systems to Coda Automotive (www.codaautomotive.com) for a period of ten years. Coda is a California-based electric car and battery company that separately announced the close of a Series B investment round totaling $24 million.
July 27, 2009 - An electric drivetrain developed by Think (www.think.no/) and powered by a lithium-ion battery system made by Ener1 (www.ener1.com) subsidiary EnerDel (www.enerdel.com) has been delivered to the Japan Postal Service (www.post.japanpost.jp) via conversion partner Zero Sports (www.zerosports.co.jp).