Electric Autos Get Hydrogen Focus

September 17, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Electric and hybrid car manufacturer ZAP has signed an exclusive agreement with Apollo Energy Systems of Pompano Beach, Florida for its fuel cell technology. Under the contract, ZAP’s Voltage Vehicles subsidiary agreed to purchase up to US $100 million in Apollo’s propulsion systems, an alkaline fuel cell and tri-polar lead-cobalt battery technology. Prototype development for a ZAP-Apollo fuel cell-powered car may include the use of the Smart city coupe, a direct-import car from Europe manufactured by ZAP. The coupe was certified under U.S. Department of Transportation standards through Smart-Automobile, a company that oversees the direct importation and modification of automobiles to meet U.S. standards.
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