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  • Axion Power Concentrator 359 August 17 '14: 10-Q For Q2 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    e-Power ing Trucking’s Future

    You can use the fonts style, type & sizes in your previous e-Power presentation, below, with “e-Power” as the prominent font & type size & the “ing Trucking’s Future” all in the same bold smaller font & type size.

    http://bit.ly/1qLklFX
    Aug 20 09:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • August 9th Update From Jay Bowman [View instapost]
    JP, I thought this Navistar info could be useful for ePower, given both Navistar & ePower programs target the used truck market. It gives a general idea of an “industry leading warranty” for this market. While the Navistar’s warranty only covers their MaxxForce® brand engines, the Cummins ISX15 engine is used in their ProStar® truck model, which was named the 2014 heavy duty commercial truck of the year by the ATD.

    A couple of comments/questions; 1) Navistar’s OnCommand™ monitoring seems interesting & could be useful for ePower pilot test trucks & beyond. Can ePower’s real time monitoring during pilot testing be turned into a value added paid for service? For example, TASER’s (NASDAQ:TASR) AXON camera automatically uploads police videos to EVIDENCE.COM, a cloud-based storage & management system for which a customer pays. Info on Navistar’s OnCommand™ system can be found here - http://bit.ly/1nRyixL

    2) ePower has focused on the Cummins engine for the pilot, & the company is an excellent business partner. Is exclusivity part of that arrangement? If not, a Navistar subsidiary sells & services Cummins engines as well as their own, & another affiliate offers financing services. Is it bad form, or is it possible to work with more than one engine manufacturer to further the ePower product, & the PbC™ as well, on more than one platform?

    “Navistar's Diamond Renewed Program Offers Best Used Truck Value In The Industry”

    http://yhoo.it/1nRykWs

    “LISLE, Ill., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navistar, Inc. today announced the launch of its Diamond Renewed™ program, which puts International® used trucks through the industry's most comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process. Vehicles also come standard with the industry's leading warranty, up to two years, 200,000 miles, and Navistar's OnCommand™ Connection uptime monitoring system. …”

    “…Model year 2010 or newer International® ProStar®, TranStar® and LoneStar® models powered by MaxxForce® EGR engines under 400,000 miles and up to 450 horsepower are eligible for the Diamond Renewed program. The company's System1 Confidence™ warranty provides OEM factory-backed warranty coverage for up to two years, 200,000 miles. Coverage includes EGR components.”

    “…Navistar International Corporation (NYSE:NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. The International®ProStar® with Cummins ISX15 and International® TerraStar® 4x4 were named 2014 heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial truck of the year, respectively, by the American Truck Dealers (ATD) association. Additional information is available at http://www.Navistar.com.”
    Aug 14 03:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 352 July 24 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    JP’s “The universe of investors who bought stock over the last few years is probably a couple thousand investors.”

    Per the July, 2014 Investor Presentation, Axion has a

    “Large investor base (5000 plus shareholders) that incorporates individuals with significant positions”

    I’m assuming that the latter part of this Presentation bullet point, is a nod towards some of us Axionista’s, & is a selling point to potential VIPEr’s. Meanwhile, I hope this new leg down, since it closed significantly under the 200 day ma on good volume, will not be a long drawn out affair, nor test the $.08 low. Will somebody please pass that hopium pipe this direction!?

    I’m afraid we now need both significant sales & VIPE financing in place to jump start the reversal that will break through the descending trend line to the upside. It’s looking like an NSC follow up order will not come until sometime in the 4th qtr., after a good few months of “field testing” the 999. So, my best guess for near term sales wins are PowerCube orders.
    Jul 26 06:45 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 350 July 17 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    #1, 1st time ever!
    Jul 17 05:59 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 345 June 30 '14: Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order [View instapost]
    Stefan, an interesting point to me, re your post, was that Dynapower did it for Axion.

    The Challenge:
    Advanced carbon batteries for grid storage are a technology of interest because they provide a long life-time, fast charge/discharge and deep cycling capability. The challenge of these particular batteries from Axion is that they require a unique power conversion and inverter system topology to fully realize the benefits.

    I don’t remember Axion promoting that capability, but given the timeline, besides grid storage, I’d be willing to bet it was an essential part for the truck cab utilities product that I haven’t heard an update for since the press release for the Axion/e-Power partnership. And yes, add 1 more to list of AXPW investors who agrees that the Marine market would be a good fit.
    Jul 3 04:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 342 June 18 '14: Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order [View instapost]
    Then there's this other small obstacle:

    * Bidder shall have a current General Contractor’s license in the state of Hawai‘i.
    Jun 24 06:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 322: Apr. 09 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    While Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) is the only company I've held that was subject to a reverse split, I thought it interesting shareholders voted for a Reverse Split (RS) range, from 1 for 2 up to 1 for 15, and that it would only apply to publically traded shares. 1 for 15 won, bringing the post RS price close to $2- a share. Treasury Shares authorized but not issued, were not impacted by the RS. PEIX just raised over $28m @ $16 a share using a minimal # of their pre-RS shares.
    Apr 10 02:47 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Thanks HTL re. the freeware suggestions. My younger son didn't know about these freeware office products. However, when I asked him about freeware, associated with phone, xbox & other online gaming, he is a wealth of knowledge. For example, I didn't know that most free or low cost games, also requires micro transactions, < $5-, that allows the gamer to unlock features, or provide other tools, to play better &/or have a better chance of winning their game.

    When I was his age, the only electronic freeware available, was if I pumped enough quarters in the pinball games & mastered it enough to beat the required scores, or was lucky enough to get a match. Hmmm, kinda like my investment in AXPW on it's way down. I've been hoping AXPW's business execution matches my expectation, and I continued to pump money into the stock in order to get my purchase price down, to win this more expensive game... /;-)

    Stilldazed, you're welcome.
    Apr 9 05:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Hi Stilldazed, my IE freezes constantly. What worked for me is to press the Ctrl-Alt-Delete keys, then click "Start Task Mgr." You will likely find iexplore.exe using 500k or more of memory. Highlight the offending program & click "End Process," which will close it. Most of the time it will automatically re-open the page you were reviewing, but use a significant lower amt of memory. Sometime you will have to close multiple iexplore.exe programs with Task Mgr. to unfreeze IE.

    My son, a 1st yr, Computer Science major student, said; these internet search programs, while security, & their updates are features, are more about speed, with IE being the slowest. From online discussions, he believes Chrome & Firefox are close from a speed standpoint, but his experience is with Chrome.

    From a security standpoint, it all depends on which anti-virus program you use & how good is their firewall. I've used both Norton's & McAfee's, my current anti-virus program, & both have served equally well. McAfee, with constant updates, comes free with AT&T's DSL service, & seems to operate more behind the scenes vs what I remember from Norton.

    APH, I'm going with the OS change. I already have Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade for Vista, which I bought @ discount at an Office Depot store closing. (A bottom feeder for retail items as well as stocks) I should have bought the upgrade to Microsoft Office Professional, since they are also stopping support for my 2003 version tomorrow.

    Mayascribe, most banks & financial institutions have their own internal support for ATM software, and/or MS negotiated support, that goes well beyond the Microsoft consumer support shutdown scheduled for tomorrow.
    Apr 8 02:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    I'm using Google Chrome - Version 33.0.1750.154m vs. MS Internet Explorer (IE) - Version 9.0.8112.16421, & the winner is? drum roll .... Google Chrome! Not only did the Google Chrome APC pages load faster, there was absolutely no problem bookmarking APC #'s 318, 319 & 321. Weird IE problem, but it's time to listen to my son & bury IE. Thanks again APH & HTL, for your responses.
    Apr 7 01:52 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Thanks APH & HTH for your comments. "Space related?" I don't believe so. I've added older APC's that I previously bookmarked, & not yet bookmarked. I was able to get to the "Add a Favorite" box for APC #320, 2X & added to my standard APC bookmark field & an alternate field. I moved to APC #321 via the APC link & was NOT able to add APC #321. I closed Windows IE-9 & shut down my Gateway w Intel Core 2 Duo (yeah it's old), then restarted. I removed a couple of older bookmarked APC's & others. I was not able to add APC #'s 318, 319, & 321. Then I added #320 for the 3rd time.

    My daughter is co-using my computer & IE-9 now for a project due tomorrow. So I'll try Chrome or Firefox & the stubborn 3 APC sites at a later time.

    Thanks again for your support.
    Apr 6 10:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    APH, thanks 4 checking into this. I use Windows IE 9 on a 64 bit system with Vista OS, & have been shortening the "Name" in the "Add a Favorite" box, because of receiving the error msg you described. That worked until #318.

    With your comment, I also tried to bookmark #318 after shortening the name in the URL, with no success. My normal process is to click on the "Star" button, then click on the "Add to favorites" field, then the "Add a Favorite" box opens with the "Name" & "Create in" fields. Starting with #318, I cannot get to the "Add a Favorite" box.

    Perhaps I should listen to my son, who said I should upgrade my Vista OS, & stop using Internet Explorer (IE). In his words, "IE is the worst Internet software" on the market, & "start using Google Chrome or Firefox." However, if you should find anything that could have caused my bookmark capability to malfunction, when I am still able to bookmark other Seeking Alpha sites and this blog prior to #318, let me know. With out a fix, it makes following this site very cumbersome.
    Apr 5 05:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    APH, I'm not sure of the cause, but I am unable to bookmark/add to favorite AXPW's instablog's #318 & #319 using MS Internet Explorer. I am able to bookmark/re-bookmark earlier AXPW #'s & other web-sites. Did anything change on your end for 318 & 319? Thanks for all your efforts on these sites!
    Apr 1 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 316: Mar. 19 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    In reviewing linkedin Aquion Energy based employees, I came across Sneha Shanbhag, a 3+ yr Senior Chemical Engineer R&D. I paused to look, not only because she was young & cute, her lengthy post indicated she is highly intelligent, a likely former student of Jay Whitacre, & a key cog in Aquion’s battery technology. Ok, I’ll pause while you check out the photo.

    http://linkd.in/1fN0pdB

    What caught my eye is that Sneha, along with Jay Whitacre, founder & CTO of Aquion, & with 8 others, authored:
    • An aqueous electrolyte, sodium ion functional, large format energy storage device for stationary applications
    o Journal of Power Sources
    o September 1, 2012
    & specifically “…The economics of materials and manufacturing are examined, followed by a description of an asymmetric/hybrid device that has λ-MnO2 positive electrode material and (low cost activated carbon as the negative electrode material.)

    At the Aquion website, they have a referral post to the MIT Technology Review-Storing the Sun. http://bit.ly/1fN0rCh Besides having a pictorial review of Aquion’s manufacturing process, has the statement:

    “Electrical current in the battery is generated as sodium ions from a saltwater electrolyte shuttle between manganese oxide–based positive electrodes and ‘carbon-based negative ones.’”

    iidelco mentioned this may have been covered b4, & LabTech said the AXPW patent may only work “…if the battery is using sulfuric acid for a filling solution.” Aquion uses a saltwater electrolyte solution. So does Aquion have a carbon additive or is it a carbon electrode? If it is a carbon electrode, would AXPW’s patent be enforceable despite the different solutions used in the batteries? Most of all this chemisty stuff is way over my head, so please excuse any mis- statements or my mis-understandings of the technology.
    Mar 21 05:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 316: Mar. 19 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    ii & Stefan, thanks for your response. All this time I thought that VD was the lone ranger with regards to the Marketing & Sales side of AXPW. I just discovered I didn’t dig deep enough. I located two helpers, besides Jack Shindle, the VP Engineer Subject Matter Expert (SME):

    - Richard Rosey – Business Development Manager since Feb. 2009 http://linkd.in/15dyC75 &

    - Doug Speece - Sales & Marketing since 2008
    http://linkd.in/1jfycje

    With Richard Rosey's experience with Solar, he should be the lead candidate for the developing the storage market, where there is some near term sales hope. There may be other SME's, officers or clerical in Vani’s department. If so, it does not appear they are on linkedin, or have been mentioned in any AXPW sales or PR material that I’ve read. As a result, of the newfound AXPW Marketing depth, I afraid I will have even less patience if AXPW misses TG's not in 6 months deadline.

    While doing my linkedin research, I checked out some of the Aquion employees. I found that that Aquion may have more commonality with AXPW than ii's reference to the 'not in 6 months comment.' Stephan, was that you or Patrick that did the AXPW patent research? I would love to know what patents Aquion holds, re their Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) technology, to validate or refute what I found.

    http://bit.ly/sWgFSo

    "Aquion Energy's patented AHI batteries provide safe, reliable, sustainable and cost-effective energy storage for a diverse range of applications."
    Mar 21 05:43 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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