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10/16/2014 Maxwell Technologies' Third Quarter Financial Results Press Release, Conference Call and Webcast Set for October 23

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) will issue its financial results news release for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, at 4 p.m. (EDT) on October 23, 2014. Management will conduct a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss reported results and the future outlook one hour later, at 5 p.m. (EDT).

10/2/2014 Maxwell Technologies Wins ESNA Innovation Award for Philadelphia Electric Rail Project

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, today announced that it is a winner of the Energy Storage North America (ESNA) Innovation Awards, which honor energy storage projects in North America that help solve the challenge of creating a stable and dynamic electricity grid.

10/1/2014 China-EV Blog: China EV policies and the law of unintended consequences

The law of unintended consequences is at work in China’s somewhat haphazard formation of electric vehicle policy. I call it haphazard because let’s face it, the plan has some holes in it and has progressed by fits and starts and occasional backward moves. Talking recently with a friend whose company works with bus companies in China on EV technology, I heard about an unintended consequence of the section of the EV subsidy policy that defines the all-electric distance needed to qualify for some government

9/26/2014 Ultracapacitors supercharge stop/start systems

Electrification is quietly sneaking into “conventional” vehicles, as more models incorporate stop/start technology. Navigant Research predicts that 54% of new vehicles worldwide will have stop/start capability by 2022. Different automakers are applying stop/start in very different ways. For energy storage, a stop/start system may use Li-ion batteries, advanced-glass-mat (AGM) lead-acid batteries, ultracapacitors (UCs), or some combination thereof.

9/23/2014 Maxwell, Win Inertia bet on ultracapacitors to store energy

Although082014heather-inline-2 they look a lot like batteries, ultracapacitors can be charged and discharged far more quickly, making them attractive for applications that require rapid bursts or occasional boosts of power. Primarily that’s because they rely on electrostatics, and not a chemical reaction, to perform.

9/22/2014 Stop Accepting Underperforming Start-Stop Systems

What does the ultracapacitor do better than anything else? Provide short-term high power for many, many cycles. There are not many applications better suited for that capability than engine cranking in a start-stop vehicle.


Here’s something we’ll bet your were not aware of before. The battery in your car will typically last five to eight years, but not if your car has a stop-start system. That will wear the battery out in one-and-a-half to two years. That’s according to a supplier company called Maxwell Technologies that makes ultracapacitors. It says that if you combine an ultracapacitor with a conventional lead acid battery, they will last 100,000 miles or over 160,000 kilometers. This set up is already available in Europe via the supplier Continental and is available on a number of Peugeots and Citroens. And we think this technology could spread wide and far throughout the auto industry.

9/18/2014 Stop/Start Problems Could Put Charge Into Ultracapacitor Market

Ultracaps, long considered too costly for widespread employment in light vehicles, appear to be gaining traction – albeit ever so slowly – as electrification takes hold and automakers find the technology’s advantages harder to resist, leading supplier Maxwell Technologies contends.

9/18/2014 Transforming the Transportation Industry with Renewable Energy

When you think of green energy, are solar and wind power the first things that come to mind? Perhaps you think of hydropower, geothermal or biofuels instead. While regenerative braking has steadily gained traction in terms of adoption, the average person probably does not even rank it in the top 10 of green energy approaches, nor are most people likely to immediately think about green energy in mass transportation, a notoriously energy-intensive industry. However, regenerative braking in transportation is a renewable energy solution that helps make the world a bit greener and deserves greater attention for the benefits it can deliver.

8/28/2014 Maxwell launches electronic voltage transformer for smart grid applications

Maxwell Technologies has introduced new electronic voltage transformer (EVT) for smart grid applications, which range from 110kV to 550kV. The latest addition to Maxwell's CONDIS family of high-voltage capacitors and capacitive dividers, the EVT can be used for digital current and voltage monitoring in smart grids to ensure grid measurement accuracy due to its low voltage output and high temperature stability.