Your welcome krist. IMO, Toyota is looking to monetize their FC R&D investments beyond their fuel cell compliance cars because their numbers are going to be very low.Hence thats why they are investigating the feasability of a fuel cell bus using the same FC.
Earlier this year, Toyota and Hino Motors began to operate their joint-project hydrogen fuel cell-powered bus in Toyota City, Japan. Using the same fuel cell system as the one found in the 2016 Toyota Mirai—except on a much larger scale—the fuel cell bus has been making three daily round-trips since January, and was even used as a shuttle during World Environment Week. Now, due to the success of the bus, Toyota and Hino will begin the next stage of testing with the aim of making zero-emissions buses more mainstream.
The testing began in Tokyo on July 24th and will run until July 30th. Toyota hopes that the testing will help determine the feasibility of introducing the fuel cell bus to market relatively soon. Not only will the testing show how practical the bus would be in real-life situations, but also help Toyota evaluate the efficacy of the external power supply system to help power buildings during widespread natural disasters.
If the testing goes well, Toyota could introduce a fleet of fuel cell buses sooner rather than later into major metropolitan areas.
IMO the alliance was formed to allow UTC to look after their interest in the IP since they also receive a royalty on any revenue the IP generated.
JJ, companies that are tied to China are taking a beating. Ballards latest hype cycle is hugely dependent on China. It is not the "market" that folks are worried about it is China's "economy" that has peopled worried...As one pundit asked:, " What is the world coming to when China can't manipulate it's own market???"
Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions has entered into a definitive agreement with Axane, S.A., a subsidiary of Air Liquide S.A. to acquire the remaining 80 percent that it doesn't own of HyPulsion, its European joint venture, for $11.47 million in Plug Power common stock, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions and is expected to close no later than August 2015.
What do you expect when you disclose second quarter revenue to be in the range of $10.6 to $11.5 million, and gross margins to be lower than the previous quarter.. As if the Protonex deal wasn't bad enough...
BRUSA Elektronik AG is offering its Planetary Traction Drive DTSP1—a fully integrated electric vehicle drivetrain combining motor and gearbox—with its higher power HSM1-10.18.22 Hybrid Synchronous Motor, offering 220 kW (295 hp) maximum power (145 kW/194 hp continuous) and up to 460 N·m (339 b-ft) peak torque (270 N·m/199 lb-ft continuous). With this configuration, BRUSA is targeting light commercial vehicles, vans or sports cars.
The compact design of the transmission in combination with the powerful motor results in a highly efficient power set. The DTSP1 unit can be used as an axle or four-wheel drivetrain set. By using the differential on the axles, powerful yet weight-optimized drives can be realized. With the adjustment of the axle differential every application can be achieved with the right ratio.
From a nominal speed of 4,400 rpm the motor—346 mm in length, diameter of 270 mm and weight of 76 kg—iprovides constant power to its maximum speed and a very high efficiency over a wide speed and torque range. The compact design of the gearbox when coupled with the HSM1-10.18.22 motor paves the way for an efficient yet powerful range of electric vehicles.
The gearbox is water-cooled and optionally equipped with a parking lock.
you might want to google that number and reconsider if you really want to post a map to your house on sunrise meadows dr....
Perhaps they can borrow a page from Sheridans playbook and sell the $62m in tax loss carry-forwards they will acquire from Protonex...
The Company incurred net losses of $1,121,320, $1,748,196 and $2,013,195 for the
years ended September 30, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively, and has an accumulated deficit of $62,094,552 as of September 30, 2014. The
Company has funded these losses principally through equity financings, government contracts and a growth line of credit. Management
believes that its government contract business, product sales growth, partnering with others and cash on hand, will be adequate to fund
operations for at least twelve months from the date these financial statements were issued.
you prefer to concentrate on the future because one can IMAGINE anything they want. Its just your way of avoiding reality.
Ice extent remains below average in the Barents Sea as well as in the Chukchi Sea, continuing the pattern seen in May. While extent is below average in western Hudson Bay, it is above average in the eastern part of the bay and near average east of Greenland.-----Arctic sea ice extent for June 2015 averaged 11.0 million square kilometers (4.24 million square miles), the third lowest June extent in the satellite record. This is 920,000 square kilometers (355,200 square miles) below the 1981 to 2010 long-term average of 11.89 million square kilometers (4.59 million square miles) and 150,000 square kilometers (58,000 square miles) above the record low for the month observed in 2010.
Sven, you keep creating expectations and Ballard keeps crushing them, Year after year. I am afraid you have completely left reality behind in your list making. If you would make a list of Ballard's missed goals, unfinished deals,failed business endeavors,sold assets, perhaps you would snap out of your trance. You still seem completely in denial about PLUGs plans to produce half of their low poer products in house by the end of the year.. Well, on the upside, PLUG has failed to meet objectives even more times than Ballard...LOL
They weren't paying $500/mo for something that they couldn't use most of the time..."Other comments included:
I for one did not lease my vehicle to pay $500-plus a month so that this grand experiment could be conducted with my research dollars.
I'm about ready to demand they take my Fuel Cell vehicle back so I can get a vehicle that I can actually drive! Anyone else feeling the same?
It's often said that you can identify the pioneers because they're the ones with arrows in their backs."
The refueling time has been criticized from day one, I guess going from 350 to 700 bar is no small feat.