If you have been following AutoblogGreen for a while, you are familiar with EEstor, Inc., a company that has been working on an ultracapacitor power source that has gotten a lot of press in green circles. ZENN Motor Company is reported to be getting first access to the technology, and as we reported in November, this new power source will allow ZENN to quadruple their range, add high-speed charging to their Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs), look at a high-speed platform and make a highway-ready vehicle.
Not a lot has been said since then, but I found a new announcement over on Treehugger.
Here are some highlights from president and CEO Richard Weir:
- EEStor has been awarded a critical patent related to their technology
- 12 additional patents are pending
- They have built a state-of-the-art facility and added new talent
- They remain on track to begin shipping production 15 kilowatt-hour Electrical Energy Storage Units to ZENN Motor Company in 2007
"The production EESU for ZENN Motor Company will function to specification in operating environments as severe as negative 20 to plus 65 degrees Celsius, will weigh less than 100 pounds, and will have ability to be recharged in a matter of minutes."
They hype continues. Let's see what they deliver.
- EDTA Conference: Secret effects of EESTOR ultracapacitor info from ZENN Motor CEO
- Feel Good Cars wants EEStor technology by 2008
- Zenn EV coming to America in late July
[Source: Marketwire via Treehugger}