Maxwell Technologies Announces Development Agreement with Corning to Advance Ultracapacitor Technologies
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: MXWL) today announced a joint development agreement with Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) with the goal of advancing the state of capacitive energy storage technology by addressing the challenges frequently cited by ultracapacitor customers, including energy density, lifetime, operating environment, form factor and cost.
Maxwell Technologies Reports Third Quarter Financial Results
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) today reported revenue of $41.6 million for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014, down 10 percent from the $46.1 million recorded in the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, and down 19 percent from the $51.2 million recorded in the third quarter of 2013.
Increasing energy efficiency in transportation with ultracapacitors
Energy storage solutions, for applications such as for onboard regenerative braking or wayside energy recuperation for railcar propulsion, are gaining traction in the energy-intensive transportation industry. As systems integrators look for new ways to be more energy and cost-efficient, they are increasingly turning to ultracapacitors as the energy storage and power delivery solution for transportation applications.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
STOP-START SYSTEMS DRAIN BATTERIES
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.