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EESTOR gets a bad rap (actually, it's kind of good)

Coming to you live from yesterday's EVCast, beatmasters Bo and Ryan have put together a mix using audio from the leaked audio of Dick Weir to highlight some of EESTOR's missed promises.

Did EESTOR miss another deadline? Signs are pointing to "yes"

is it officially time to give up on EESTOR? Technically, we have 12 months to wait and see if Ian Clifford, the CEO of Zenn Motors, comes through on his promise to demonstrate the semi-magical-sounding energy storage unit in 2010. But silence from company that is partnering with EESTOR

GM: Volt plus EEStor could work ... if EESU worked

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How can EEStor be valued at $1.5 billion?

We've long given up on waiting for announcements from EEStor (and, to a lesser degree, their partner ZENN) to come true. But, with the latest move by ZENN to drop their plans to launch the cityZENN high-speed electric car and will instead focus on becoming a supplier of ZE

REPORT: public demonstrations of EESTOR's sectretive EESU next month?

Last month, we got a glimpse inside EEStor's ultracapacitor progress thanks to a leaked audio clip – admittedly, possibly on purpose – of someone interviewing EEStor CEO Dick Weir. At that time, Weir said that the EESU packs would be coming soon and promised demonstrations for 2010. We might not have to wait even

EEStor information overload (not a typo) in leaked interview with CEO Dick Weir

For about six hours recently, a leaked (we assume it was leaked) audiotape of someone speaking with EEStor CEO Dick Weir was available on Yahoo! video. Before the video was yanked, enterprising electric car fans managed to record the audio and have made it available around the net. What's amazing about this audio recording – and our knowledgable friends at EVCast vouch for its authenticity – is that for the first time, Weir is actually forthcoming with details about his company's EES

ZENN: Trust us, the EESTOR thing is totally cool, like $700,000 cool

Hype maintenance can be hard work. Following the Earth Day announcement that the EEStor ultracapacitor had passed independent tests that showed it had a relative permittivity of 22,500, the automaker most closely tied to the secretive company, ZENN, has come out to say two things. First, the t

Hype maintenance continues: EEStor issues update, correction

Granted, the update and correction that EEStor released yesterday regarding their "huge milestone" Earth Day announcement aren't that major, but we can't ignore it at this point. First, the update is that the "relative permi

EEStor "permittivity" follow-up, by someone who knows (Daryl Siry)

Following EEStor's permittivity announcement on Earth Day last week, I wrote a post that ended with a call for our readers to determine if the stated "relative permittivity of 22,500" was a big deal or not. There were some educated responses (thank you), but one refrain that kept appearing was that everyone is waiting for a real and physical demonstration of the company's supposedly a

EEStor comes up with an Earth Day announcement - it's "a huge milestone"

Delays, hype, and more delays. This is the short history of EEStor, the company that keeps on talking about what is supposed to be an ultracapa