Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Electro Energy gets Army contract for Springs plant

Electro Energy Inc. has received an 18-month contract worth $850,000 from the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command to develop BB2590-type Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries.

All the work will be performed by engineers at Electro Energy's Mobile Energy Plant in Colorado Springs. The company employs about 29 here.

Each EEEI battery will have a capacity of Ah 10, which is 20-30 percent greater than the capacities of currently available batteries of the same type. This high-volume configuration will address numerous Army communication needs.

1 comment:

briansmac said...

This is a great idea that needs to get more exposure beyond the army. Why not go mass production with the batteries and build cars and light trucks with them also? The batteries could also be used as replacements in golf carts and other electrical autos. This is an idea that needs to be explored by our local, state and federal government as a cheap means of transportation!!!