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Penn State and Khosla backing Recapping, could challenge EEStor for vaporcaps

Vapor vs. vapor? That could be the case as super-secretive EEStor could potentially face competition in the ultra-capacitor space from Recapping. We've never heard of Recapping before, but the startup is backed by Khosla Ventures and recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Spy Shots: BMW 1 Series hydrogen hybrid spotted testing

BMW hydrogen hybrid 1 Series prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Zenn cancels plans for high-speed EV, will focus on supplying ZENNergy Drive components

According to reports from Reuters and GM-Volt.com, Zenn Motors has canceled plans to launch its cityZENN high-speed electric car and will slow down work on its low-speed EVs. According to Zenn Chief Executive Ian Clifford, the company will focus its efforts on becoming a supplier of ZENNergy Drive electric vehicle drivetrain components, which we assume will center around the EEStor energy storage system. Why the change in plans?

Battery and ultracapacitor companies get their report cards

The most important part of an electric or hybrid vehicle is often said to be the battery. With all the breakthroughs in energy storage and the emergence of new companies, it can be a difficult field to keep up with. If you are a potential investor or just a curious onlooker you might be interested in

New capacitor research could increase capacities by seven times

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new type of capacitor which allows up to seven times the electrical storage potential as standard capacitors available today. The breakthrough apparently is a polymer called PVDF which can act as a high-performance dielectric, which is an insulating material between two metal surfaces. Electricians are used to using a dielectric grease on electrical connecti

Ultra-Capacitors: Making electric hybrids more efficient

Automotive DesignLine reports on a hybrid bus design by ISE Corporation which incorporates ultra capacitors. What are these ultra capacitors,