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    From: talkenergy@ yahoo.com Talk Energy - Because real change starts at home! Talk Energy is a network of homeowners, engineers, architects and designers that
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 28, 2004
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      posted by ICARUS

      batteriesRincluded http://www.iclectric.com writes

      "For those of you that follow the progress of EV's, or Electric Vehicles,
      you will want to read an article on evworld's website about a new battery
      technology announced friday at the Paris International Motor Show.

      A French company has introduced a battery technology offering FOUR times
      more energy than a lead acid battery of equivalent weight, requires no
      maintenance, has a ten year lifespan, and recharges quickly.

      The company claims that an EV could drive over 200 km's on a charge. If this
      technology can be proven, it will have dramatic implications for all battery
      powered technologies. This mere thought of this battery doing what it is
      claimed to do, gives me shivers.

      For those of us who are not holding their breath regarding hydrogen fuel
      cells, this could not be more welcome news. The biggest drawback to Ev's
      making a real dent in the North American market is to do with battery
      performance.

      If this issue were to be resolved, the whole dynamic of the auto industry
      would change. As someone who as actually driven an electric car the thought
      of getting an EV to do 200 km's on a charge is extremely exciting.

      Feel Good Cars - http://www.feelgoodcars.com

      Cross your fingers that this battery actually does what it says it can do.
      Then hold on tight, because the transportation sector is going to change,
      BIGTIME!"

      From:
      http://money.iwon.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_rt_top.jsp?cat=TOPBIZ&src=704&feed=dji§ion=news&news_id=dji-00071720040924&date=20040924&alias=/alias/money/cm/n
      via: http://www.evworld.com/syndicated.cfm?newsid=6611

      Bollore Aims For Electric Car Market With New Battery

      Friday September 24, 2004

      PARIS -(Dow Jones)- A new battery technology unveiled at the Paris
      International Motor Show this week by a unit of Bollore SA (12585.FR), a
      diversified French company, has sparked some interest among car
      manufacturers.

      But car makers are adopting a wait-and-see attitude until the technology has
      been tested more fully, Batscap company president Jean-Louis Bouquet told
      Dow Jones Newswires.

      The chairman of Renault SA (13190.FR), Louis Schweitzer, indicated on
      Thursday that he might be interested in collaborating with Batscap if its
      lithium metal polymer battery proves to be effective.

      One drawback with the Batscap process is the batteries reach an internal
      temperature of 90 degrees Celcius when operating.

      Car manufacturers have shied away from making fully electric-powered cars up
      to now because present-day batteries are heavy, don't offer enough staying
      power, and can have liquid electrolytes that can be dangerous.

      These days, the main uses are for urban utility and fleet vehicles such as
      mail delivery vans that travel less than 100 kilometers a day.

      Batscap's technology consists of a sandwich of ultra-thin extruded films
      that are rolled and flattened and assembled into modules. Offering four
      times more energy than a lead-acid battery of equivalent weight, the
      batteries don't require any maintenance, have a 10-year lifespan and
      recharge quickly.

      The company also claims that a car powered by a lithium metal polymer
      battery would have a range of over 200 kilometers, would offer zippy
      acceleration and would cost only EUR1 to drive 100 kilometers, or about a
      tenth of the cost to drive a small car with an internal combustion engine.

      Batscap, which is 20% owned by French power utility Electricite de France
      ( EDF.YY), has spent more than EUR80 million developing the product,
      Batscap's Bouquet said. It will present a prototype electric car powered by
      its battery at the Geneva Auto Show next March.

      Other potential applications include uses in uninterrupted power supply and
      other backup applications.

      -By David Pearson,
      Dow Jones Newswires;
      +33140171740;
      david.pearson@ dowjones.com

      Dow Jones Newswires
      09-24-04

      ©2004 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved

      From:
      http://newstrove.com/cgi-bin/search.pl?wn1=387312&title=Electricite%20News
      Renault may develop electric car with Bollore

      Published in http://www.Infobeat.com - Indexed on Sep 24, 2004
      Electricite News: Renault may develop electric car with Bollore Thursday,
      September 23 PARIS, Sep 23, 2004 (AFX-Europe via COMTEX) -- Renault SA chief
      executive Louis Schweitzer said the group may develop an electric car in
      association with Bollore SA, which is developing technology for efficient
      electric batteries. Speaking to journalists at the Paris Car Show,
      Schweitzer said Renault has been in contact with Bollore, but no battery
      tests have yet been made on a Renault model. "Bollore thinks it can triple
      the (battery's) autonomy and raise it to around 200 kilometres. If it works,
      they are welcome to join us," Schweitzer said.

      From:
      http://host.wallstreetcity.com/wsc2/Comtex_Hightech_Stories.html?Button=Get+Story&headline=275075087&nocache=44040

      9/23/04 - Renault may develop electric car with Bollore

      PARIS, Sep 23, 2004 (AFX-Europe via COMTEX) -- Renault SA chief executive
      Louis Schweitzer said the group may develop an electric car in association
      with Bollore SA, which is developing technology for efficient electric
      batteries.

      Speaking to journalists at the Paris Car Show, Schweitzer said Renault has
      been in contact with Bollore, but no battery tests have yet been made on a
      Renault model.

      "Bollore thinks it can triple the (battery's) autonomy and raise it to
      around 200 kilometres. If it works, they are welcome to join us," Schweitzer
      said.

      Renault has developed an electric version of its Kangoo model, but
      Schweitzer said its autonomy is too weak, at only 60-80 km on a full battery
      charge.

      Bollore plans to present a prototype of its own battery-powered electric car
      at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2005, with the batteries developed by its
      Batscap unit, owned 80 pct by Bollore and 20 pct by Electricite de France.

      paris@ afxnews.com

      Copyright 2004. AFX News Ltd. All rights reserved.

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