Subject: EVLN("The Dream Battery")
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 23:24:14 -0800
EVLN("The Dream Battery")
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Hard Drive THE DREAM BATTERY BY GREG GAZIN, EDMONTON FREELANCE
01/19/2000 The Edmonton Sun Final 55 (c) Copyright 2000 The Edmonton
Sun. All Rights Reserved.
If you told someone you found "The Dream Battery," you'd likely get a
funny look and if you added that you could watch the movie Titanic
twice through your DVD player on your notebook computer then they
might think it was April Fool's Day.
Well, the joke's on them. The PowerPad 160, a battery developed and
manufactured by Toronto-based Electrofuel Inc., weighs less a kilogram
and will give you up to 16 hours of power, depending on your notebook
and usage, on a full single charge. Using their patented Lithium Ion
SuperPolymer technology, they created the super thin PowerPad 160 (8
3/4" x 11 3/4") which is at only 3/8" thick so it could easily fit
beneath your laptop.
Electrofuel co-founders Dr. Sankar DasGupta and Dr. James Jacobs state
that the PowerPad has the highest energy density in the world, and
"The SuperPolymer aspect enables Electrofuel to mold the battery into
virtually any form to fit the shape of any device" - even as small as
a credit card. Picture if you will Commander Odo from Star Trek's Deep
Space Nine fame.
Although their current focus is on the notebook market, this
technology can be applied in many areas and can be used in anything
that uses batteries; from cellular telephones and bicycles to space
exploration. Electrofuel recently won the prestigious Chairman's
Choice Award at Power '99, a conference dedicated to power
requirements for mobile computing and wireless communication.
To show its commitment to this technology, Electrofuel announced last
Friday that they have raised US $30 million from a private placement
in order to expand production of the PowerPad 160, as well as continue
development of new products. They are currently working on a 21 hour
battery. If you're like me, and you don't get along well with
batteries, the PowerPad 160 is a dream come true. Although it's not
really a fair comparison, this puppy will give the bunny a run for his
For more information, contact Dr. Sankar DasGupta (416) 535-1114 or
Michael VanDusen firstname.lastname@example.org or their web site at
USABC to Test Rechargeable Battery for EVs. 01/05/2000 Electric
Vehicles Energy Network Online Today Copyright 2000 Information Access
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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has agreed to
test a rechargeable battery made by Electrofuel of Toronto, Canada.
USABC will be responsible for determining whether Electrofuel's
lithium ion superpolymer battery technology can be used in electric
"The USABC is a world leader in applying battery power to
transportation," said Electrofuel's president Sankar Das Gupta. "We
are proud to take part in this program which has the potential to
develop an acceptable, environmentally friendly alternative to oil."
The USABC was formed in 1991 and is a partnership among
DaimlerChrysler Corporation, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, the
Department of Energy, EPRI, and U.S. utilities. Partners pool their
funding and technological expertise to expand market opportunities for
EVs. Electrofuel, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a
rechargeable battery that uses its planar lithium ion superpolymer
battery technology. (ELECTROFUEL INC. RELEASE: 12/28) Copyright (c)
2000 by EIN Publishing, Inc.