Altair Nanotechnologies and Boshart Engineering have entered into a two-year Joint Development Agreement for the design and engineering of a prototype full-speed electric vehicle (EV) to be powered by an Altairnano rechargeable advanced lithium ion battery system.
The Altairnano-Boshart EV will showcase both companies’ respective technologies: Altairnano’s battery technology and Boshart Engineering’s vehicle integration and electric vehicle conversions. Boshart has years of experience in the vehicle testing industry, including EV projects, and has worked with domestic and foreign automotive manufacturers.
The Altairnano-Boshart EV program is expected to include long distance drives at conventional highway speeds, testing the EV’s endurance in high altitudes and extreme weather conditions. Road testing of the EV is expected to begin by the fourth quarter of 2006.
Boshart Engineering is pleased to be collaborating with Altairnano in the development of this all-electric vehicle. The Altairnano battery technology shows strong promise to enable not only the electric and hybrid vehicle industry, but the complete ground mobility industry in total.—Boshart President Ken Boshart
Altairnano also recently announced that it and Electro Energy have entered into a four-year Joint Development Agreement for the design, manufacture and marketing of high-power lithium-ion batteries and battery systems. (Earlier post.)