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  • newglobalsources newglobalsources May 17, 2013 4:29 AM Flag

    Firsthand Technology Value Fund has interest in CPST

    The Fund disclosed one of its new and top holdings in 2013 was Wrightspeed and as we know Wrightspeed is a supplier/manufacturer of electric drive-trains using C30 Capstone microturbines for medium-duty trucks in new and already established fleets. Power-trains for fleet trucks wear out and are replaced 2 or 3 times throughout the lifetime of a truck which offers Wrightspeed and Capstone a large retrofit market existing of approximately 2 million vehicles and can save companies some 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of gas per year.

    .Ian Wright, owner of Wrightspeed, also co-founder of Tesla Motors, while getting this large investment has also brought Capstone to the attention of Firsthand Technology Value Fund as a key component supplier to Wrightspeed. It would not be surprising to see the Fund make a large investment in CPST as part of this package. The time is right and certainly the price is more than right to secure that investment.

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    • It seems Wrightspeed has more technical/market potential and bringing Capstone with it.

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      • Wrightspeed has produced what established leaders in the automotive industry have not. The Wrightspeed GTD shifts electronically, using software-controlled motor synchronization instead of clutches, and provides a maximum output torque (per wheel) of 1893 ft-lbs in low gear, and 810 ft-lbs in high gear. This performance is available by eliminating the compromise between low-end torque and top-end speed.

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      The Fund disclosed one of its new and top holdings in 2013 was Wrightspeed and as we know Wrightspeed is a supplier/manufacturer of electric drive-trains using C30 Capstone microturbines for medium-duty trucks in new and already established fleets. Power-trains for fleet trucks wear out and are replaced 2 or 3 times throughout the lifetime of a truck which offers Wrightspeed and Capstone a large retrofit market existing of approximately 2 million vehicles and can save companies some 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of gas per year.

      .Ian Wright, owner of Wrightspeed, also co-founder of Tesla Motors, while getting this large investment has also brought Capstone to the attention of Firsthand Technology Value Fund as a key component supplier to Wrightspeed. It would not be surprising to see the Fund make a large investment in CPST as part of this package. The time is right and certainly the price is more than right to secure that investment.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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