Thanks for that JJ.
BTW, how about OHI raising their divvy for the the 9th time in two years?
I know it's only a penny but the yield is now 5.5% at the current share price..
We've talked about CVA.O,DMLP, PSXP, TIS, SNHY and others over the years.
Perhaps we can start a thread on dividend plays that have a record of paying increasing dividends as well as those that pay the occasional supplemental dividends not seen in the Yahoo numbers.
Not to mention that many publicly traded companies have great earnings and growth NOW to go along with the potential growth that fuel cell investors seem to love.
Most FC investors lose by thinking LTBH.
If you love fuel cells, you will love trading their stocks.
Its a old story that we both know by now.
I trust you have plenty of water and are well insulated for the winter.
I can say we are well insulated but are hoping for rain..
At the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston, BYD Motors unveiled a 60-foot, articulated battery-electric bus offering a range of 170+ miles with a passenger load of up to 120 passengers. The bus has been in development for almost two years, specifically for US rapid transit markets.
These buses run entirely off battery power lasting up to 24 hours on a single charge, with single off-peak charging time of 2-4 hours. No additional generation capacity is needed to be built to charge our buses at night since the grid is only 40% utilized.
—Brendan Riley, BYD Motors Fleet Sales Vice President
Also on display at the BYD APTA exhibit was a 40-foot, battery-electric Transit bus from Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA).
BYD Motors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BYD Company Ltd, the largest domestic auto-manufacturer and electric-bus manufacturer in the world. BYD is a publicly traded company, with Hong Kong-listed stock 60% of which is owned by US investors;Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is the largest single shareholder at 9.9%.
Geez Jake. Feeding the trolls again. Believe me, what they say about others says more about them than anything else. Same goes for the hapless imitators who obviously are suffering from blueflame envy...LOL
Last Q material handling(MH) was less than 25% of income at 657 units delivered. It rose to that level as a result of a decline in telecom and development stage as much as a increase in MH. Now plug says they shipped 857 units but no break out of product mix for Q-3..Given the lack of news on telecom, bus, and other development stage markets, it seems unlikely material handling alone is going to drive Ballard into breakeven EBITDA for Q3. Perhaps something pops in Q4 in their other target markets but IMO material handling is not going to save Ballards bottom line all by itself.
About the Tesla MC you mentioned. It's not a Tesla, its a Italian company Energica. As for the FC scooters, there has been much talk about them for several years now that there are a couple of companies making e-motorcycles. Can you give us the name of a FC bike that is in production. I have a friend who is very interested in e-bikes but laments the range issue.
I didn't win anything. All I did was refuse to take advice from folks telling others not to take profits on a 5 bagger at the time. I think now the question is: Where is the bottom? If Ballard misses, and all signs are that they will this could easily go below $2. It's going to take some news of epic proportions to salvage Q4 and their goal of ebitda breakeven for the year IMO. Learn from the past and GL.
As usual, Steve continues to accuse others of things they don't do. Now THAT is bashing isn't it?
I agree, many laboratory advancements never make it into a product. In this case however it is not a breakthrough but a incremental advancement. It will only replace the anode material and the trade off is reduced power density. So it seems to offer longer life, quicker recharge but larger battery size. It is also notable that the Prof. in this case is a co-inventor of the l-ion battery. This project took 3 years so another 2 years would not be out of the question before it is possibly commercialized if at all.
Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in two minutes, and have a lifespan of more than 20 years – 10 times more than existing lithium-ion batteries.
The batteries will have a “wide-ranging impact” on all industries, especially for electric vehicles, where consumers are put off by long recharge times and limited battery life, said NTU in a media release issued on Monday (Oct 13).
“Electric cars will be able to increase their range dramatically, with just five minutes of charging, which is on par with the time needed to pump petrol for current cars,” said Associate Professor Chen Xiaodong from NTU’s School of Materials Science and Engineering.
In the new battery, the traditional graphite used for the anode (negative pole) in lithium-ion batteries is replaced with a new gel material made from titanium dioxide – commonly used as a food additive or in sunscreen lotions to absorb harmful ultraviolet rays.
The NTU researchers’ work was published in the latest issue of Advanced Materials, a leading international scientific journal in materials science. The team will be applying for a Proof-of-Concept grant to build a large-scale battery prototype.
The technology is currently licensed by a company for eventual production. Assoc Prof Chen said he expects the batteries to hit the market within the next two years.
Yeah, PLUG has never dissapointed...LOL Funny, the argument used to be that PLUG was just a small fraction of Ballards income when they bought Relion now they are supposed to equal VW in income?
Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Volkswagen’s head of power train development, said the next generation of its e-Golf will have about a 186-mile range when it arrives between 2015 and 2017. After that, he believes a range of 300-plus miles will be the next step, thanks to anticipated breakthroughs in battery development.
OBTW, the article is titled "He's Still Bullish on Hybrids,
But Skeptical of Electric Cars" And He is also correct when he comments on biofuels. "I’ve had some wonderful conversations with people at the Department of Energy and what they want is a drop-in gasoline replacement."
Reinert is the recently retired national manager of Toyota Motor Corporation’s advanced technology group. He is correct about preference when he says "But the real problem with both of these technologies [fuel cell and electric] is that they can’t compete with the technology advances we’ve seen in the gasoline cars. I drove fuel cell cars for a long time, for about 30,000 miles, and I liked them. But there was nothing in them that is so compelling that To say the electric car is better because it doesn’t use any gasoline is ridiculous.” would make me want to spend the extra money. What’s the advantage of restraining your mobility at a higher cost?"
Rienert is also correct about these being compliance cars when he says "The auto companies need to make zero-emission vehicles for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and other regulations, such as the California Air Resources Board's zero emissions mandate, so they need to decide which pathway, EVs or FCVs, will lose the least amount of money."
Shortcomings or not, there is a trend noted by the EPA now that AFV's are nearing 1% of light duty vehicle production: "The combined production of alternative fueled vehicles has increased from under 1,200 in MY 2010, to nearly 105,000 in MY 2013. While alternative fueled vehicles still represent a very limited portion of overall new vehicle production (0.7% of overall light-duty vehicle production in MY 2013), this increase by a factor of about 100 in three years is both notable and significant."—EPA 2014 Trends report
" Its not the battery thats the problem its the charging system!"---Your describing a fuel cel problem. A total lack of infrastructure. "Other countries are so far ahead of the usa""----Ahhh, that's why Ballard and their shareholders paid millions to a US company to use their patents. "So get with the program ok ! "--Popcorn in hand but still enjoying the previews of coming attractions..
Manufacturing innovations may happen on the factory floor but materials science is being done in research labs not manufacturing environments.