"some industry experts believe that by then nickel-metal hydride will be replaced by Lithium-ion, or LiIon, which is cheaper and has faster charge times, though still not deemed as safe for cars as nickel-metal hydride. (One leader in next-gen LiIon technology, ironically, is another blast from the past: perennial retread Valence Technology.) "
>> With the market cap of ALTI sitting at $211.18M. ENER soon to acquire $300M. Oooooooohhhhhh Yes, but then again I�m always just a little too ahead of myself. <<
What does ALTI have that ECD can't reproduce and/or make even better in house for use with their own batteries ? Besides which, it woukld be better to just license a technology they could use, for starters, improve on that and make it better (as our other licensees have done) and spend the money on more machines that return 20% on the investment.
Among the slew of new hybrids at the North American International Auto Show last week in Detroit, Subaru's B5-TPH concept car stood out. One reason is that the sporty, 256-horsepower two-seater is pretty stylish by Subaru standards. Just as important, though, is a feature that was all but invisible to the casual observer: The car stores its power in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries instead of the usual nickel metal hydride, or NiMH, cells found in today's hybrids.
While I would like very much to disagree that Cobasys has no future, I cannot disagree. With advanced ultracapacitors and advanced LiOn batteries in the offing, Cobasys/NiMH (and ENER) has lost whatever early edge it may have had for that market. ENER should have been more aggressive early-on in establishing NiMH as a force in the market place. I've often wondered as Herb Greenberg pointed out, what ENER will look like like ten years from now. Probably the same as now as will my investment in ENER!