Viaspace, a company known for adapting space and defense technologies for consumer use, has announced that it is entering the lithium polymer marketplace. Viaspace is going to distribute Yoku Energy Co.'s batteries in the U.S., Canada
, Mexico and Europe. Yuko produces batteries that work for all kind of electronic devices to bicycles and electric and hybrid vehicles
. Yoku's daily production capacity is 300,000 Li polymer cells.
Viaspace's CEO said that although he sees the future in fuel cells
, batteries represent the here and now of portable power. He also stated that "Hybrid and electric vehicles
and electric bicycles represent a huge growth area in batteries. We hope to introduce Yoku batteries into these and other markets." He also praised lithium polymer technology as safe and flexible.