Battery-maker Exide Technologies has opened a research lab in Milton, north of Atlanta. The facility is one of three worldwide Exide locations dedicated to the development of lead-acid batteries for the hybrid auto industry. The other two labs are in Spain and Germany. Milton’s lab would create 40 s[......]
BMW’s full-electric–Mini E has been undergoing international real-world testing by lessors of the cars.Now some among the U.S. group of 450,the company of whom calls Motoring Pioneers,are reporting their driving range goes down at least 20 percent in cold weather.
A tester writing on the GM-Volt[......]
Energizer ENR reported mixed first-quarter results this morning,but we see early signs of decreased erosion,if not stabilization,in the firm’s core battery category and our fair value estimate for the shares remains unchanged.Top-line results were quite respectable,with organic sales growth,excludin[......]
It is said that Cymbet Corp.,a maker of thin-film rechargeable batteries,has wrapped up a $31 million round of financing.
Private-equity firm Perseus,based in New York,and Intel Corp.’s venture arm led the round of financing.Texas Instruments’venture arm also participated in the deal,marking the[......]
Better Place,a Palo Alto,Calif.which is based start-up specializing in refueling stations for electric cars,on Monday said it won a $350 million round of financing,bringing its book value to $1.25 billion.HSBC led the round with a $125 million investment for a 10% stake in the company.Morgan Stanley[......]