Incorporated in 1990, Electric Fuel has produced everything from massive (1.5 ton) fuel cells for electric vehicles, to emergency cellphone batteries weighing less than three ounces.
EF Invents Novel Zinc-Air Storage Concept for Solar Energy
1999 – 2003
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
- 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
- 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
- License agreement to establish and operate Electric Fuel infrastructure signed for Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Petersburg, Russia
Electric Fuel is a member of TEPS – an Israeli industrial-academic consortium working together to advance EV technologies.
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.
2003 – Today
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