Orion, MI, March 19, 2007- Cobasys, a leading
supplier of advanced integrated energy storage solutions,
today confirmed that it has been selected to supply
its NiMHax® Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery
systems for integration in the Lotus Engineering EVE
(efficient, viable and environmental) vehicle.
The EVE Hybrid technology, displayed in
a Proton Gen2 vehicle, was unveiled at the Geneva International
Motor Show and featured a Cobasys NiMHax 144 Volt 30
kW energy storage system with integrated cooling. Lotus
Engineering selected the Cobasys system because of their
leadership role in hybrid battery system development
The NiMHax battery system utilizes the Cobasys Series-1000
NiMH battery modules and incorporates all necessary
features that enable plug-and-play capability
for easy installation into the EVE Hybrid. The NiMHax
system features include: fully integrated battery management
system hardware and software, redundant safety controls,
packaging, wiring and thermal management based on a
newly developed liquid cooling system that optimizes
high power HEV performance. Fully integrated control
algorithms were also implemented to help optimize the
energy management functions and product durability.
We have built a reputation for offering reliability,
high performance, safety and long-life in a package
ideally suited for a multitude of transportation applications,
stated Scott Lindholm, Vice President - Sales and Systems
Engineering. At Cobasys, we are using our unique
systems integration know how to help hybrid
vehicle manufacturers around the world offer consumers
efficient, cost competitive and dependable hybrid vehicles.
The Lotus Engineering project demonstrates the Cobasys
commitment to helping automakers accelerate the commercialization
of their hybrid strategies. Cobasys totally integrated
plug-and-play system technology minimized
development time and provided the optimal business case
Cobasys designs and manufactures advanced energy storage
system solutions which feature NiMH battery technology
for transportation markets, including Hybrid Electric
Vehicles (HEV), Electric Vehicles (EV) and 36/42 Volt
applications, in addition to Stationary Back-Up power
supply systems for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS),
Telecom and Distributed Generation markets.
Cobasys is a joint venture between Chevron Technology
Ventures LLC, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:
CVX) and Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENER).
For more information about Cobasys, contact Ray Wagner
at 248-620-5700 or visit our website at http://www.cobasys.com.
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