Category: Automotive Techs

Fisker Automotive, Inc.

Fisker Automotive, Inc.
19 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606 – USA

Phone: 714-888-4255
Fax: 949-757-4230
Email: info@fiskerautomotive.com

About

Fisker Automotive is a green American premium sports car company with a mission to create a range of beautiful environmentally friendly cars that make environmental sense without compromise.

The concept was created between two independent companies who clearly wanted to make a difference in not only the automotive industry, but to the environment as well. Fisker Coachbuild, LLC and Quantum Technologies announced this joint venture partnership in September 2007. Fisker Coachbuild will provide exclusive design services for Fisker Automotive while Quantum Technologies (QTWW – a publicly traded company) will provide the latest technological advancements. Each car will feature cutting-edge plug-in hybrid penned as Q DRIVE exclusively for all Fisker Automotive vehicles.

A new segment is being created within the auto industry where people can really use their power of choice. They can choose to be environmentally friendly with their car purchase without compromising on the style and luxury that they are used to. We believe in less compromise and more efficiency.

Fisker Automotive strives to be a serious environmental alternative to other premium performance luxury cars on the road today. Fisker Automotive will be the first company in the world to have this type of a car on the road – a beautiful fast car that makes environmental sense.

Initial production is anticipated to be 15,000 vehicles annually with pricing to start at $87,900.

Product

THE NATURE OF LUXURY

Luxury leads the way for the driver – and the environment – with the world’s first eco-chic cars created in equally eco-friendly facilities. The Karma’s dramatic proportions and sumptuous design offer smile-inducing performance. And the interior lets four adults and luggage travel in comfort. With zero emissions. Zero compromise. And a cleaner conscience than ever before.

THE NATURE OF TECHNOLOGY

The Karma uses Q-DRIVE plug-in hybrid technology, developed exclusively for Fisker Automotive by Quantum Technologies. A fully-charged Karma burns no fuel for the first 50 miles. Venture further and the gasoline engine turns a generator to charge the lithium ion battery. Once the 50-mile electric range has been exceeded, the car operates as a normal hybrid vehicle. This balance of electric and gas range makes it entirely possible that Karma drivers who charge their car overnight and commute less than 50 miles a day will achieve an average fuel economy of 100 mpg (2.4L/100km) per year.

THE NATURE OF BEAUTY

Environmentalism has never been more beautifully infused with elegance and style. Designer Henrik Fisker has taken the automotive hybrid to a new level of performance and style. With zero compromise in either category.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Plug-in hybrid technology Q DRIVE
  • 0-60 in less than 6 seconds (0-100 km/h 6 seconds)
  • Top speed 125 mph (200 km/h)
  • Two Driving Modes: The driver will be able to select between two modes of driving. The first mode is Stealth Drive, which is the quiet economy mode for optimal relaxed and efficient driving. By flipping the second paddle behind the steering wheel, the car will switch to Sport Drive, which will access the full power of the vehicle.
  • Regenerative brakes featured to recapture braking energy
  • Low center of gravity provides optimal sport vehicle driving dynamic

ETV Motors, Ltd.

ETV Motors, Ltd.

Suite 200
3 Abba Eban Boulevard
Herzliya 46120 Israel

Phone +972-9-951-7277
Fax +972-2-591-6017About

Founded in 2008, the exclusive focus of ETV Motors Ltd is the research, development and commercialization of critical EV components and their integration into turbine-powered Range-Extended Electric Vehicles (REEVs).

In the third quarter of 2008, ETVM raised a milestone-driven $12M investment led by The Quercus Trust. New York-based 21 Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm concentrating on the technologies set to dominate the 21st century, is a co-investor.

ETV Motors is a private company based in Herzliya, Israel with research and test facilities at several additional locations. There are presently over 25 researchers and engineers involved in the activity.

Technology

ETV Motors Ltd is developing the enabling technologies that will facilitate the future generations of Range-Extended Electric Vehicles (REEVs).

These propulsion platforms will have unparalleled energy efficiencies and ultra-low emission signatures.

The company is engaged in three complementary activities:

Turbine Charger Advanced Battery Test Vehicle
     

Microturbines produce both heat and electricity on a relatively small scale by means of combustion. In general, they offer advantages compared with other technologies for small scale power generation.

Those advantages over reciprocating engine generators include: a small number of moving parts; compact size; light weight; greater efficiency; lower emissions; and the ability to operate with a range of fuels (eg CNG and bio-fuels). Waste heat recovery may be employed with these systems to reach very high efficiencies.

The majority of a microturbine’s waste heat is contained in its relatively high-temperature exhaust. The combined thermal electrical efficiency of microturbines in cogeneration applications where exhaust heat is utilized reach over 80%.

Turbines offer a high-powered engine in a very small and light package. This is facilitated in part due to the fact that there is no requirement for either water-cooling or exhausts catalytic conversion. However they have a time lag and provide poor fuel efficiencies at low speeds if integrated into conventional propulsion drivetrains.

REEV hybrids utilizing turbines as the on board charger will provide all the advantages as the battery will address the variable power requirements and the turbine will be operating at its “sweet spot”.

In simulation exercises, we have found that the fuel costs for ICE-powered REEVs in typical urban environments will be up to 50% more expensive than those powered by micro-turbine on-board chargers.

ETV Motors has assembled a world class team of microturbine engineers to develop its high efficiency dual power microturbine on board charger. With a track record in stationary power turbines, large and small jet engines and advanced heat exchangers, we are confident that our aggressive performance goals will be achieved in a timely and cost effective manner.

The ETV patent-pending mictroturbine design is expected to outperform the state-of the art microturbines for the following reasons:

  • The ETV mictroturbine will operate on RQL (Rich-Quench-Lean) principles and will have the unique property of achieving optimum efficiency at two operating points. This “dual mode” property will provide a number of degrees of freedom when matching the microturbine to various drive cycles and vehicle categories.
  • Proprietary valving and duct design results in minimal pressure drops
  • Advanced heat exchanger/recuperator resulting in ultra-high thermal efficiencies (>90%) with low pressure drops. (The combined hot and cold pressure drops will be less than 8.5% of maximum cycle pressure)
  • Advanced stator/rotor sealing techniques, resulting in high adiabatic efficiencies.
    Implementation of ceramic regenerative heat exchanger and turbine enabling operation at higher turbine inlet temperatures.

The characteristics of the prototype and production ETV microturbines are presented in the following table.

P1 P2 Production
Power kW 12/45 13/48 20/60
Efficiency % 37-38 38-44 45-50
Weight Kg 120 100-110 100-120
Rotational Speed RPM 80,700 80,700 TBD
Turbine Inlet Temp 0C 975 1,050 1,250-1,350
Recuperator Advanced Metal Ceramic Ceramic
Turbine Metal Metal Ceramic

The P1 turbine, with an efficiency that outperforms the present state of the art by approximately 30%, will be fully functional in Q2 2010.

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EnerG2, Inc.

 EnerG2, Inc.

Call
+1.206.274.6622

Fax
+1.425.650.7012

Email
info@energ2.com

EnerG2, Inc.
810 3rd Avenue, Suite 120
Seattle, WA  98104

About

The Science of Storage

EnerG2 and its state-of-the-art scientific approach to energy storage materials has been backed over the past five years by the public and private sectors.  Among the company’s supporters: the University of Washington, the Washington Technology Center, a state-supported economic development agency that finances applications of university research, WRF Capital of Seattle, Washington, the Sustainability Investment Fund of Portland, Oregon, OVP Venture Partners of Kirkland, Washington, and Firelake Capital Management of Palo Alto, California.

In October 2008, EnerG2 raised $8.5 million in Series A financing. The financing was led by OVP and Firelake.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about EnerG2:

What does the company do?

EnerG2 engineers advanced nano-structured materials for energy storage breakthroughs.

How important is energy storage to the sustainable economy?

We believe that efficient, reliable and cost-effective clean energy storage will be an essential element of the emerging post-petroleum economy.

What makes EnerG2 different?

EnerG2 approaches the problem with engineered materials solutions; and, from our perspective, it’s the materials that matter in any energy storage device.

Rather than accept the limitations of naturally occurring materials, EnerG2 uses materials science to assemble cutting-edge products at the molecular level. Controlling the molecular structure and assembly process of our engineered materials at the earliest stage possible provides flexibility, lowers costs and maximizes performance. As a result, we are delivering new capabilities and creating fresh opportunities in energy storage.

What is EnerG2 focused on today?

EnerG2 is currently focused on customizing electrode materials to enhance energy and power density in ultracapacitors, one of the essential engines of the new energy economy. Ultracapacitors, which are dependent on the performance of their materials, store and release more energy faster than conventional batteries. The size and make-up of the electrodes’ surface area helps ultracapacitors store and supply large bursts of energy; the materials also effectively enable limitless cycle life.

What are the most promising applications for ultracapacitors?

Ultracapacitors containing EnerG2 materials will be increasingly embraced by the automotive industry for hybrid electric vehicles, by electronics manufacturers for enhancing the life and usability of consumer goods, and by a variety of industrial customers to deliver an ever-increasing breadth of new ways to improve energy efficiency.

What’s next for EnerG2?

In the future, EnerG2 materials may be used to improve natural gas, methane and hydrogen storage as well as lithium-ion batteries.

Technology

The patented and proprietary technology used by EnerG2 is based on nano-structured carbon materials that are finely controlled and offer ultra-high surface areas.  These materials are extremely conductive and are tremendously attractive to energy-storing molecules such as electrolytic ions, methane, natural gas and hydrogen. The result: maximum energy storage that is exceedingly cost effective. Working in collaboration with the University of Washington Department of Materials Science & Engineering, EnerG2 has developed unique sol-gel processing technologies to construct its carbon materials.  Sol-gel processing, which creates optimal structure and purity in the finished carbon product, is a chemical synthesis that gels colloidal suspensions to form solids through heat and catalysts. EnerG2 has invented a patented ability to control the hydrolysis and condensation reactions within the gelling process, and this allows the materials’ surface structures and pore-size distributions to be shaped, molded and customized for a variety of critical energy storage uses. The EnerG2 approach to energy storage material manufacturing is unique.  Most commercially available materials for energy storage are produced from naturally occurring precursors; therefore much of the performance of these derivative materials is determined by natural physical properties of the selected precursor. As a result, important characteristics such as pore-size distribution and purity are fixed within the natural precursor and are merely exposed by competitors’ various processing approaches.  Innovation at EnerG2 is derived from molecular self-assembly; to put it simply, we build our energy storage materials from scratch, and this leads to greater structural control, improved product purity and an ability to escape today’s energy storage performance limitations. EnerG2 has developed these processing capabilities with an explicit and aggressive focus on cost control.  To avoid the expensive processing typically associated with nanotechnology, the company has leveraged large-scale commercial processing technologies from established industries to design a production approach that is both relatively inexpensive and inherently scalable.

EnerG2 focuses its efforts and attention on three core carbon material groups:

  • Granules in infinitely variable carbon particle sizes are used to make high-performance electrode materials for ultracapacitors.

  • Monoliths are the carbon materials composed of the granules in relatively solid form prior to milling and are used in methane and natural gas storage systems.

  • Nano-Composites are created when carbon materials are mixed with chemical and metal hydrides; they are central to hydrogen storage systems.

Optimal Energy Ltd.

Optimal Energy Ltd.

Cape Town, South Africa

About

Optimal Energy (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned South African company based in Cape Town, headed-up by CEO Kobus Meiring. He founded Optimal Energy in 2005 with Mike Lomberg, Jian Swiegers and Gerhard Swart. An investment from the Innovation Fund (IF), an instrument of the Department of Science and Technology of the South African Government made this venture possible. The founders together with Diana Blake and Ratilal Rowji are the executive management team of Optimal Energy. The current shareholders in Optimal Energy comprise executive management, the IF and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa.

The Vision

The world’s finite energy sources are being used inefficiently and urban transport plays a major role in energy wastage and climate changing pollution. Optimal Energy aims to change that by specialising in and delivering class leading solutions for urban transport. It is Optimal Energy’s vision to establish and lead an electric vehicle industry in South Africa and to expand globally.

Optimal Energy therefore capitalises on the opportunity presented by the exponential increase in oil costs and the dramatic improvement in battery price, lifecycle and performance. Its value proposition is made more compelling when environmental influencers such as increasing pollution, climate change and other phenomena caused by the rapid increase in urbanisation are considered. And most significantly the comparatively affordable technology required for the electric vehicles is ready now. A solution that produces zero emissions, the highest wheel-to-wheel efficiency and minimal lifecycle footprint. Better still, a solution that requires minimal support infrastructure.

The Team

Optimal Energy employs more than 70 staff and is expanding rapidly. 80% of the ever-growing team have University degrees, a substantial compliment of who have both masters and PhDs. Their passion for renewable, clean energy is m

The Vision

anifested in Joule, the company’s first product offering set to transform the face of the urban transportation landscape. Developed in association with Keith Helfet and a team of dedicated experts in Cape Town, the battery electric MPV is nothing short of a world-class innovative triumph.

The Team

 

Product

Joule is Africa’s first battery electric engineering masterpiece from Optimal Energy. The silent passenger MPV is manufactured as a standard six-seater which complies with UN-ECE safety standards offering an optimal, no-compromise, and zero emission urban driving experience.

Joule is as beautiful and elegant as it is stylish with a classically timeless appeal set to transform the face of the urban transportation landscape. Developed from the outset as an electric vehicle, Joule delivers optimal design, maximum interior space and a minimal exterior and environmental footprint.

  • Maximum 400km Range
  • Regenerative ABS Braking system
  • Steel space frame and side impact protection
  • Two dynamic drive train options
  • Excellent vehicle handling and dynamics
  • Sports-like acceleration from standstill
  • Optimal interior space with minimal exterior footprint

APowerCap Technologies, LLC

US
541 Jefferson Ave. Suite 100
Redwood City, CA  94063, USA
Tel: +1 650 206 2323

Eastern Europe
21, Lobanovskoho Str, block 6,
Chaiki, Kiev-Svyatoshin District, Kyiv Region, 08130, Ukraine
Tel: +(380)44 569 5678
Fax: +(380)44 569 5679

About

APowerCap Technologies, LLC (APCT) is a company backed by a pioneering Ukrainian venture capital firm TechInvest. Incorporated in the U.S. in 2006, APCT has R&D and production facilities in Kyiv, Ukraine. APCT develops breakthrough ultracapacitor-based power modules for wide range of applications.

APCT technologies will bring new level of efficiency to dozens of verticals, including vehicles (hybrid, PHEV, electro), consumer electronics, telecommunications, energy generation, quality power supply and others.

APowerCap development team has been conducting research in the field of ultracapacitors for more than 17 years. R&D on ultracapacitors began within the framework of a special project of the Ministry of Electronics of the former Soviet Union. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, members of the R&D team established a company, which offered contract R&D services for international clients in ultracapacitor technology. Among its clients were Skeleton Technologies (former SuperFarad), Idaho National Laboratory, Ener1, Inc.

In 2005, ultracapacitor technology project became a finalist of Ukrainian High-Tech Competition, and successfully presented the technology to international VC investors at SVOD Technology conference in Silicon Valley. In 2006, APowerCap Technologies was established and received seed investment from TechInvest.

APCT R&D team has a number of Ukrainian and Russian patents on ultracapacitors technology and ultracapacitor parts, which were transferred to APCT. Based on the know-how accumulated by the R&D team, APCT has filed two US patents.

Ultracapacitor prototypes, developed by APCT, have been tested by leading industry experts, including:

  • ABB Research Center (Sweden, 1996-1997)
  • INEEL (1997-1998)
  • ITS, Davis, CA (1997-2006)

Test results of APCT ultracapacitor prototypes of 55 F, were highly appreciated by participants of the 16th International Seminar on Double Layer Capacitors & Hybrid Energy Storage Devices in 2006. According to Dr. Burke, a recognized expert in ultracapacitors and relative technologies, APCT ultracapacitors have superior performance comparing with other developers. «The RC time constant of the APowerCap cell is significantly lower and its peak power is considerably higher than any ultracapacitor previously tested from other developers», said Andrew Burke.

Tests have demonstrated that APCT has achieved the best results in the world in ultracapacitor performance and is able to achieve best cost advantage.

Technology

Key Features:

  • novel organic electrolytes based on alkylamino phosphonium or alkylammonium salts and polar aprotic solvents
  • low-cost porous carbons as electrode materials and technology for purification of these carbons
  • special technique for electrode/electrolyte preparation together with some peculiarity of SC assembling and pre-starting (aging) procedure
  • novel methods to significantly reduce ultracap inner resistance

Over the past decade or two ultracapacitors force their way to the market through the strong competition from advanced batteries. Today NiMH and in particular Li-ion batteries demonstrate the power density as high as 0.6-1 kW/kg (though at the expense of lower energy density, shorter cycle life and overheating). Therefore, to become competitive, ultracapacitors must demonstrate the power density much higher than 1 kW/kg providing at the same time the long cycle life. The best of our competitors and ultracapacitor manufacturers demonstrate 1-3 kW/kg at 95% efficiency, while our prototypes demonstrate 5-6 kW/kg.

Fig. 1  Comparison of APCT ultracapacitor power and energy density with major competitors:

Fig. 2  Ragone plot based on ITS test results presented at the Advanced Capacitor World Summit, San Diego in July 2008:

Fig. 3  Ragone plot (normalized) based on ITS test results presented at the Advanced Capacitor World Summit, San Diego in July 2008:

Another obstacle for ultracapacitors on the path to the market is cost of carbon. Nanoporous carbon, which is used as electrode material in supercapacitors, is rather expensive, and it typically contributes about 35% to the total cost. APCT has utilized carbon, which is 4 times cheaper than that used by its major competitors.

APCT middle and large devices can demonstrate the same performance being 2 or 3 times smaller (due to much higher power density), this means that APCT uses 2-3 times less material than competitors.
Currently, APCT research team is focused on achieving the following:

  • to reduce ESR, in particular, to reduce the contact resistance at C/Al interface due to modification of Al current collector
  • to modify some of the natural carbonaceous materials in order to produce low-cost nanoporous carbon electrodes
  • to best match the electrode nanoporous texture with ion size in organic electrolytes
  • to optimize the ratio between nanopores and ion transport channels in the electrode texture
  • to optimize the electrode thickness
  • to protect the Al current collector from anode corrosion
  • to develop special fire retardant agents to assure safety

Products

APowerCap offers ultracapacitors that have been designed using our proprietary breakthrough ultracapacitor technology. This unique technology allowed us to reach values of specific power that exceed 5 kW/kg at a 95% efficiency that corresponds to more than 20 kW/kg at a 50%, keeping the energy density within 1.5-4.5 Wh/kg despite the use of low-cost nanoporous carbon.

Our major goal is to satisfy global market requirements for ultracapacitors in both performance and price. We offer products for prices that at least 20% lower, compared to products with similar voltage/capacitance rates already available on the market.

APowerCap has designed ultracapacitors with outstanding performance that have been recognized by the leading industry experts to be the best in the world in terms of power density. APowerCap ultracapacitors can be used for a wide range of applications, including consumer electronics, power quality systems, automotive industry and many others. Feel free to contact us to discuss usage of our ultracapacitors in your application.

APCT products consists of two major categories:

Pic.1 Single ultracapacitor cells in hard Al enclosure in the range of 480F to 550F, 2.7V

Pic.2 Single ultracapacitor cells in soft Al enclosure in the range of 4F to 550F, 2.7V

On the basis of these single ultracapacitor elements, APCT may develop and produce wide product range of high quality modules, with different voltages and capacitance values. Our best modules are made with this type of cell. They are the most efficient, perform the best in most conditions, and last the longest.

APCT’s R&D team may also produce preproduction pilot samples as a single element or modules;

We pride ourselves on a unique combination of high quality, competitive technology innovation, excellent technical knowledge and outstanding customer service.

Quality to us is paramount! We only deal with quality assured manufacturers of the raw materials and our quality commitment permeates our working practices at every level.

EnerDel Inc.

EnerDel, INC. – Lithium Power Systems

8740 Hague Rd
Indianapolis, IN
United States of America
46256
+1-317-585-3456
+1-317-585-3444

About

EnerDel is developing Lithium-ion battery (LIB) solutions for automotive manufacturers that will improve the performance, fuel-efficiency and cost of HEVs. EnerDel’s new, highly reliable and safe batteries are designed to be lighter in weight, occupy less space, provide more power, more energy and have a longer life than the nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries found in today’s HEVs.

EnerDel will manufacture its batteries in Indiana utilizing a unique, highly automated manufacturing process. EnerDel expects to succeed as being the first company to cost-competitively mass-produce a Li-ion battery in the United States. By serving as a local supplier of advanced performance batteries, EnerDel is able to contribute to the success of the automotive companies who manufacture hybrid electric vehicles in North America.

EnerDel’s lithium ion batteries (LIBs) offer advantages beyond the automotive sector. EnerDel’s HEV battery technology can also be used for specialty battery applications such as military and aerospace, asset tracking, medical and other select markets.

Products

EnerDel currently develops lithium ion cells for a variety of applications. They also provide integrated systems consisting of cells, management controls, and mechanical packaging.

Li-ion Cells

EnerDel Cell A5 CellEnerDel has developed advanced lithium-ion battery technologies for use in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (“HEV”), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (“PHEV”) and Electric Vehicle (“EV”) applications. EnerDel is developing the core lithium titanate battery technology for HEVs and PHEVs under awards from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (“USABC”). USABC is a consortium of three major U.S. auto manufacturers (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler) with funding provided by the Department of Energy. In addition, EnerDel has developed an EV lithium-ion battery designed to achieve the higher energy density required for EVs, such as for the Th!nk City EV.EnerDel believes that their batteries and technology offer significant competitive advantages because of their safety, power, energy and other performance characteristics. Additionally, their battery packs are designed to accommodate all of the complex electronic and design features of automotive applications.EnerDel’s technology stems from initial developments with Argonne National Laboratory, combined with industry know-how and expertise from the lithium-ion industry in Japan, as well as systems expertise from the automotive industry, including from Delphi Corporation. Controls Management

EnerDel can offer smart electronics to manage the following system functions:

  • Charge / Discharge
  • Thermal Management
  • Cell Balancing
  • State of Charge (SOC) / State of Health

For ease of integration software is also developed by EnerDel to allow for external monitoring of battery status.


Electronic Controls DiagramElectronic ControlsSystems Integration

Battery PackSystem Integration  Battery Pack

Product Engineering

  • Strong experience in battery product development:
    • R&D, Design, Build, Test, Validation
    • Automotive and non-automotive
    • High-voltage Power Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Quality controls
    • Lean principles

Battery Pack Products

  • 12 Volt Battery Pack
    • 4A-hour “smart pack
    • Designed for transportation / industrial applications
    • Flexible architecture for varying capacities and cell characteristics
  • 24 Volt Battery Pack
    • Standard product for control systems, telecom, battery backup, and UPS applications
    • Flexible electronic architecture for ~20V to 40V systems
  • 80 Volt battery pack
    • 1% accurate SOC and real-time impedance reporting
    • Communication: I²C & UART
    • Certified to UN shipping requirements

EPYON B.V.

EPYON B.V.

Delftweg 65
2289 BA Rijswijk
The Netherlands

Tel.: +31(0)15 285 53 33
Fax: +31(0)15 256 89 00

www.epyon.nl
info@epyon.nl

Epyon provides advanced ultra-fast charging solutions for electric vehicles which are used in critical business processes such as material handling, delivery of goods and transportation of people. Our fast charging solutions based on advanced lithium-ion battery technology enable electric vehicles to run 24 hours per day with an occasional recharge in 15 minutes during mandatory lunch- or coffee brakes. Epyon products are engineered to allow electric vehicle manufacturers the possibility to integrate fast charging into their product portfolio in an easy and plug-n-play manner.

History

Inspired by research on advanced energy storage media Epyon was founded in 2005 as a spin-off company from the Delft University of Technology. The company has its office in Delft, the Netherlands where it conducts it’s research and development and small scale production of chargers. Larger scale production is done together with partners in Europe and Asia.

Their management team consists of a mix of ambitious entrepreneurs and experienced business veterans. The Epyon organization is built on ambitious engineers and leading experts in the field of power conversion, energy storage and intelligent systems. Due to great effort of the whole team we have been able to grow rapidly to become a leader in our field.

Mission

Epyon wants to become a leader in providing ultra fast charging solutions for electric vehicles used in critical business processes to enable clean and reliable electric transportation in a 24-7 economy.

Technology

Epyon’s technology platforms provide the ability for super-fast charging: charging in minutes instead of hours.
Their technology is based on nano-technology lithium-ion energy storage media, state-of-the-art power conversion techniques and intelligent control systems which enable excellent battery life.

The technology advantages:

• Charge in minutes instead of hours!
• Battery cycle life enhancement through intelligent charge control
• Built on years of battery test data
• Small size chargers through advanced power conversion technology
• Maximum safety

Advanced energy storage and power conversion systems provide new possibilities for many industries. Epyon is an expert in the field of industrial and automotive class lithium-ion energy storage systems.

Epyon engineered solutions:

• Advanced energy storage systems
• Power conversion
• Energy management and control

Epyon’s fields of expertise:

• Hybrid and electric drive trains
• Industrial power systems
• Buffering & peak shaving
• UPS solutions
• Energy management systems

Myers Motors

Myers Motors

Myers Motors LLC
180 South Ave.
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278

Phone (toll-free) 866-693-7778
Phone (local) 330-630-3768.

About

Vision

Myers Motors began with desire and vision. A desire to be passionate about something bigger than themselves. A vision to positively impact people and the world. A desire to be more than just another business in a market. A vision to develop innovative products that are functional. A desire to be inspired. A vision to be a part of a movement. A desire to transform minds. A vision to transform the world.

Mission

Myers Motors is dedicated to providing creative, innovative, functional, responsible and fun alternative forms of transportation to meet the desires of our customers, and the needs of our world.

Product

The Myers Motors No more Gas (NmG) personal electric vehicle helps you do all those things you always wanted to do, but were never given the chance to do, until now! The NmG gives you the ability to:

Just say NO:
to sending your money to support non-democratic regimes who fund activities aimed at undermining the American freedoms we enjoy,

Dump the pump before the pump dumps you:
Full-page ads placed by Chevron in major magazines in 2006 boldly proclaimed that “The world consumes two barrels of oil for every barrel discovered” and “It took us 125 years to use the first trillion barrels of oil. We’ll use the next trillion in 30.” Oil production in the US and in many other oil producing countries has peaked. Oil use has continued to grow. Isn’t now the time to dump the pump … and develop a better alternative … before the pump runs dry and dumps you?

Save money on fuel:
A popular gas-electric hybrid averages around 50 miles to the gallon. At $2.50 per gallon, that comes to $0.05 per mile of fuel costs. The NmG all-electric vehicle, by comparison, costs somewhere between $0.01 and $0.02 in fuel costs, per mile.

Save Time:

The NmG allows you to save time by

  • Driving in the HOV/car pool lanes,
  • Using motorcycle parking and/or using spots too small for cars to park in,
  • Having first-on and first-off ferry privileges,

Conveniently use existing resources:
110 volt outlets are everywhere; no new infrastructure is needed to be able to plug into the future, today.

Social Responsibility:
America’s 5% of the world’s population uses 25% of the world’s energy. Partial responsibility for this is because the American government subsidizes the cost of gasoline at the pump, thus costing each individual user of gasoline less than it actually costs society to have that gasoline available.

 

For example, the true cost of gasoline that is not fully included in the per gallons price at the pump includes:

  • Extra tax incentives and subsidies other businesses don’t receive,
  • Costs related to military protection of our oil supplies,
  • Charges for cleaning up environmental problems after spills,
  • Higher prices triggered by damage to agriculture, and
  • Payment for health problems caused by our use of oil.

Estimates have placed the true cost of gasoline around $10 per gallon.

Reduce your impact on global warming:
Americans travel over 7 billion miles daily and burn through nearly 420 million gallons of gasoline7, spewing approximately 10.5 billion pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air that we breathe8. Several other countries are beginning to catch up with those figures. Many scientists believe this additional CO2 contributes to climate change. They believe this may be the reason we have seen the temperature extremes, droughts, unusually severe rains, increasingly fierce storms, and melting glaciers of the last few years. Experts warn that we need to stop dumping extra carbon into the air before it’s too late to stop the damage.

LUMENEO

LUMENEO
Daniel MOULENE an engineer as well as President and founder of LUMENEO, has worked in the business environment for more than 30 years. In order to create the LUMENEO Company, Daniel left his job in the Environment SA group (A company of 200 employees, one of the world leaders in the environment business, was placed on the French Euronext stock market in January 2006). He was Vice President of the group since 2002. Between 1998 and 2002 he was Chairman and Managing Director of the company SFI, Société Française d’Ingénérie. From 1990 to 1997 he was Chairman and Managing Director of the company Emission SA.

Thierry MOULENE, Technical Director and co-founder of LUMENEO, worked for a French subsidiary company of PININFARINA. During his time there, he took part in the realization of three concept cars: NISSAN Terranaut, RENAULT Egeus and RENAULT ZOE. Prior to that, he was also involved in the development of the Peugeot 907, inside the Peugeot Style Center.

The LUMENEO company is based on the complementaries of the two founders, Thierry MOULENE and Daniel MOULENE. One offers great skills in the high-end automotive design, and the other has strong experience in the management of fast growing companies but also in the production and marketing of innovative products.

The team is currently made of engineers and technicians specialized in cars and electronics. The company team will be made of 20 people by the end of 2008 and a growth of more than 50 % per year is planed.

The Car

The heart of SMERA is a central electronic system. It manages the whole information of the vehicle, starting from the signals provided by an integrated inertial system.

The optimal tilting angle is determined by the dynamic parameters of the car, the turning curves, the selected driving mode and the road quality.

It has a servo-motor with D.C. current controlled by the calculator which fulfils this function automatically by moving the cabin and the 4 wheels. The driver does not have to worry about the balance of the vehicle. SMERA offers easy and intuitive handling, and an amazing driving experience.

DIMENSIONS
Doors / Seats 2 / 1+1  
Length / width / height 2380 / 800 / 1450
(8 /2.6/4.8)
mm /feet
Wheelbase 1700 / 5.7 mm /feet
Track 655 / 2.1 mm /feet
Steering diameter 7 / 23.3 m /feet
Maximum tilting angle 25 °
Boot volume 70 / 150 liters
Weight (with batteries) 350 / 770 kg / lbs
Pneumatic dimensions 145/70 R14  
     
MOTORISATION
Technology Brushless electric motors with permanent magnets  
Max Power 30 / 40 kW / Hp
Max Torque on wheels 1 000 Nm
Max Voltage 144 V
Technology Lithium  
Capacity 10 kWh
Battery weight ~80 / 180 kg / lbs
     
PERFORMANCES
Max speed 130 / 80 kph / mph
0-100 kph / 0 – 60 mph 8.0 s
     
RANGE 150 / 90 km / miles
 

 


       
 
 

Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd

Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd

Unit 3 Edgefield Industrial Estate
Loanhead
Midlothian EH20 9TB

 

Tel : +44 131 516 8606
Fax : +44 131 440 0005

About
Artemis Intelligent Power is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The perform research, development, and technology licensing associated with development and applications of Digital Displacement® hydraulic power technology, and other innovations in the control and transmission of fluid power.

Spun out of fluid power research at the University of Edinburgh in 1994, Artemis has grown steadily through its long term development projects with market-leading industrial partners. These partners’ varied needs and applications continue to drive Digital Displacement® technology forward. Artemis is a diverse, multidisciplinary team of engineers and technicians with an international flavor.

Artemis has developed four major partnerships, with a large oil company, with two Tier One automotive suppliers and with a leading manufacturer of off-road mobile hydraulics to apply the Artemis core technology in their sectors. In the course of this it has built component and technology demonstrators for both small and very large applications.

Technology

Artemis Digital Displacement® technology replaces the port plates and swash plates in conventional hydraulic machines with computer controlled high speed solenoid valves.

 

The core component of a Digital Displacement® system is a hydraulic piston pump/motor with actively controlled poppet valves which rectify the flow into, and out of, each cylinder. The cylinders are generally disposed radially around an eccentric with valving around the periphery. Banks of cylinders can be assembled along a common crankshaft to allow multiple independent outputs. The valves are each operated by a small electro-magnetic latch so that they can be opened and closed on a stroke-by-stroke basis. The solenoid coil in each latch is activated by a power FET, which is in turn connected directly to the digital output of an embedded controller.