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Clearing the Confusion/Karma & FiskerNov 21 2017
This morning on CNBC there was an exclusive interview with Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Inc. He discussed the revolutionary battery they will be using in their automobiles. The batteries charge at light speed(just a few minutes is claimed, but I am skeptical). And they have incredible range(which is why I am skeptical, you usually can't have both).
My phone was ringing off the hook within minutes.
If you recall, back in November 2013 Fisker Karma, who was using connectors made from Electriplast, filed for voluntary bankruptcy. Mr. Fisker, after a major disagreement with management left the company, and shortly thereafter the company filed for bankruptcy. Wanxiang, a Chinese company had already bought the battery company A123, whose battery was to be used in the Fisker Karma, and they also eventually bought out the assets of Fisker Automotive.
To clear the confusion, Mr. Fisker was not happy about seeing his vision disappear, so he created Fisker Inc. Wanxiang named their company Karma Automotive.
We are supplying materials for inclusion in the Karma. We have no association with the Fisker, although I wish we did. But the point is they are two separate companies.
Here is some info on the Fisker. This is not the interview from CNBC. When it becomes available, I will post a link to it.
Here are some performance stats on the Fisker;
Integrals Place in the Battery WorldNov 7 2017
Integral Technologies Electriplast and it's potential role in the future of battery technology, and the world is beginning to take notice.
Continuing Story of Banned Fossil FuelsNov 3 2017
This story continues and metamorphosizes.
A few months ago, Britain, in an effort to reduce the use of diesel vehicles implemented an every other day use of these vehicles depending on the last digit of the license plate number. People simply ignored this and drove their cars regardless. The problem was there was no penalty imposed for breaking the rule.
Their solution? Every day that you start your fossil fuel vehicle it costs $30. How do you enforce it? Britain has one of the most comprehensive video surveillance systems in the world. With the most sophisticated facial and character recognition software made, you can't drive your vehicle down the road and not be recognized. When you go to register your vehicle, the cost may surprise many.
So lets jump to China. Here you can still buy a fossil fuel vehicle, you just can't register it to drive on the roads. A moratorium on registering and licensing that gas or diesel automobile. What could be worse?
Singapore! Here you can't license or register ANY VEHICLE! Their traffic and pollution are so bad, you can't buy an automobile to drive on the road. A complete cap on new vehicles on the road.
This hasn't a lot to do with Integral, but the story of electric vehicle implementation continues. And Electriplast will be a part of this movement.
Looking Back at Our StrategyNov 1 2017
For many years we have extolled about the value of the Intellectual Property(IP) we hold. However, having the greatest ideas in the world are of little or no value if you are unable to implement them. And of equal little value if no one out there has the desire to implement or see's the value in that IP.
Over the last few years the use of conductive plastics has been, in a word, grudgingly accepted. Although there are but a handful of companies out there exploring the applications for long fiber shielding/conductivity, they have been largely unsuccessful in finding and understanding the applications that they can monetize.
With Electriplast being incorporated in several automotive applications, these companies have begun to take notice. Our IP portfolio has lots of applications thanks to the research of our scientists, both now and in the past. It is now time to fulfill the projections we made many years ago.
We offer this article from the past to highlight where our efforts are being directed now. Many of you have never seen this article buried in the archives.
Evolution of Heavy Equipment ElectrificationOct 23 2017
Furthering the discussion of electrification, there is a push to electrify just about everything that runs on fossil fuels. I wouldn't be surprised in the future someone comes up with an electric powered portable 120/240V generator.(But hey, that's a stretch)
The push to electrify just about everything is reaching across all industries. One of our shareholders who is traveling abroad recently reported seeing electric powered delivery trucks. California and China are creating and testing fleets of buses and service vehicles for municipalities.
For short hauls of 1000 miles or less, Cummins and Tesla, among others, are racing to develop equipment for the heavy trucking industry.
But why stop with the biggest vehicles on the road. There are a number of companies exploring the electrification of the heavy equipment that are used to build homes, industrial complexes and infrastructure for the country.
I personally am looking forward to the development of an SUV that is affordable and high quality that can pull my boat. For the moment, I can't afford what I am seeing out there.
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