Shanghai, China ¨C On September 29, 2005,
Shanghai Municipal Development & Reform Commission held a Meeting of Electric
City Transit Bus Powered by Zinc Air Fuel Cell in Shanghai , including Shanghai
Municipal Development & Reform Commission, Shanghai Municipal Economic
Commission, Shanghai Municipal Science & Technology Commission, Shanghai
Municipal Construction & Transportation Commission, Shanghai Municipal Tourism
Commission, Shanghai Urban Transportation Administration Bureau, Shanghai Urban
Planning Bureau, Shanghai Environment Protection Bureau, Powerzinc Electric Inc.
and some other representatives of ministries and companies.
During the meeting, the CEO of Powerzinc introduced the technology of zinc air
fuel cell and products, especially on DQFC series for electric city transit bus
and also provided its economic analysis report.
The inventors and engineers for the bus were also among participants of this
meeting. They discussed its concepts as wells as issues of commercialization.
During the meeting, all the representatives expressed their willingness to
strongly support the project of ¡°Electric City Transit Bus Powered by Zinc Air
Fuel Cell¡±, and Municipal Development & Reform Commission also invited Shanghai
Volvo Automobile Factory to explore to possibilities of collaboration with
Powerzinc. In addition, it was agreed to have another follow up meeting to
discuss more details on application of ZAFC on Electric City Transit Bus in
mid-October 2005. Until then, Powerzinc will submit proposals on commercially
using ZAFC electric city transit bus on scales of 10, 100 and 1000 buses.
In the end, all participants toured on electric city transit bus powered by
Powerzinc¡¯s zinc air fuel cell in downtown Shanghai and personally experienced
the high energy and capacity of electric city transit bus.
Powerzinc Electric, Inc. is a California-based Hi-Tech company.
It is dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and
commercialization of advanced zinc-air fuel cells and entire manufacture
facilities, along with fuel cells refuel service platform. Through years of R&D,
Powerzinc has achieved significant breakthroughs in zinc-air fuel cell
technology and developed the high power, large energy, long-lasting, low cost
and environment-friendly power and energy source. Its innovative products - DQFC
series of zinc-air fuel cells with creative design and process technology is a
totally renewable energy for electric vehicles and various other applications
About Powerzinc Electric
In Shanghai, China, Powerzinc has established a zinc-air fuel
cell manufacturing and service model plant to commercialize the technology and
its products. The plant is ready for commercial-scale production. The Company
has started supplying DQFC series zinc-air fuel cells to manufacturers of
Electric Bicycles and Electric Scooters. In the near future, the new series of
DQFC zinc-air fuel cells for Electric Buses, Defense and Security, Communication
and other applications will be available to the commercial market soon to
real highly growing demand anywhere in the world.