ZINC AIR HISTORY AND TIME LINE

  • EF Invents Novel Zinc-Air Storage Concept for Solar Energy

  • Worldwide Zinc-Air Solutions for Electric Vehicles

    Tens of thousands of kilometers of on-road EV success – in subcompact cars to 4.8 ton delivery vans – have demonstrated that Electric Fuel’s revolutionary zinc-air fuel cell, which uses commercially-available, low cost zinc, is a robust solution for zero-emission transportation.

    In the USA:

    • Successful demonstration of full-size, all-electric, zero-emission passenger bus
      • Specific energy of 200 Wh/kg
      • Eight-hour continuous service
      • Record-breaking range under fully-loaded city driving conditions
      • Rapid anode exchange; freedom from “plug-in-and-wait” recharge
      • Operating costs comparable to standard diesel buses

    In Germany:

    • Electric Fuel’s zinc-air batteries served as primary energy source for hybrid cargo vans driving more that 60,000 km in all weather field testing for the German Postal Authority
    • Vehicles serviced at the Electric Fuel regeneration plant in Bremen

    In Italy:

    • Electric Fuel EV technology installed in subcompact cars and large vans
    • Establishment of EF anode regeneration plant

    In the Netherlands:

    • Passenger van equipped with EF zinc-air batteries demonstrated

    In Scandinavia

    • License agreement to establish and operate Electric Fuel infrastructure signed for Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Petersburg, Russia
  • Zinc-Air Applied to Hand-Held Devices

    • Mission-specific chargers and batteries
    • World’s first power bank for charging multiple cellphones, video cameras & personal digital assistants.
  • Zinc-Air Batteries and Chargers for the Military

    • Powerful, lightweight solutions for soldiers on the move
    • Batteries for UAV and MAV platforms
    • High capacity for long missions
    • Specific energy of up to 400 Wh/kg
    • Stable even under direct fire
    • Tens of thousands of units used by US forces in Iraq
  • Electric Fuel is a member of TEPS – an Israeli industrial-academic consortium working together to advance EV technologies.