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  • Is Stop-Start Idle Elimination Crushing Vehicle Electrification? [View article]
    Wow,
    A myriad of questions that all start from a position of lack of knowledge and end with a fictional account of attorneys attacking a very safe technology. To be honest that is a little odd. Reminds some of us of another poster that is negative in every post and makes wild allegations from thin air.

    You might want to read some of the 220+ articles on Seeking alpha by John Petersen. When you do you will find this:
    S/S technology has been selling in Europe for 2+ years. The technology is now on at least 3 million road tested vehicles. Its a simple, inexpensive technology, that uses regenerative braking to help power the battery. The car shuts down instead of idling. When the gas pedal is depressed the car automatically starts and takes off. No hesitation/safety issues. When the car is off the battery runs the accessories ( air,lights, etc). This is the problem with car batteries except the PbC. The accessory use is harder on the battery than starting the vehicle. The best lead acid batteries don't last under this regimen. The PbC lasts five years instead of 5 months.
    The Axion website has a "white paper" published on the PbC concerning testing done by BMW and Axion.

    In all of your post you have talked up your Electric Vehicle. I am happy that you like it. Although most on this board could tell you exactly why it isn't a vehicle that will economically ever make an investor money ,we respect your right to like your vehicle.
    In return please give us the respect of learning something about the subject matter prior to leaping into an unsubstantiated rant about S/S technology being unsafe. The only unsafe technology being produced today are cars with Lithium batteries like the Volt.
    The volt has caught fire three weeks after accident testing at the National Highway safety center. The Volt has no protection around the sides of the battery. The leaf has steel plates surrounding its battery. When metal contacts lithium intense heat develops. In a car accident the chances of metal piercing the sides of a battery are great.

    Please take GM up on its offer to loan you an ICE vehicle until it resolves these safety issues. I ask you for your sake and those of any family or other passengers you might have along with you.
    Dec 24 01:31 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 37: Beginning Dec. 24, 2011 [View instapost]
    You and the ones you have put on the precipice were included in my (I know of another 1 Million unreported) count. Thanks for reporting however.
    Dec 24 01:07 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 36: Beginning Dec. 21, 2011, Futurist's Article [View instapost]
    A couple more thoughts about the Shareholder report.

    This exercise started as a means of seeing if indeed strong hands were buying the stock. With 11 long term posters holding at least 4,000,000 shares I have to think that indeed JPs theory is correct.

    At least 5 shareholders have reported that they are way over invested in Axion. They are well aware that this is not the correct way to diversify. Each have reported that they simply believe in the stock and management enough to make this incredible plunge.

    If indeed Axion comes through I will bet that an Axionista gathering will occur somewhere. This blog and group of followers is something unlike I have seen in my 40 years of investing.
    Dec 24 11:45 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 36: Beginning Dec. 21, 2011, Futurist's Article [View instapost]
    Here is a quick summary of all the reported concentrator Axionistas.

    31 different stockholders reported
    3 stockholders with 477,000 conbined shares did not report their average cost.
    Of the 28 who did report the average cost per share is $.75
    Those individuals own 4,850,000 shares of stock.
    The smallest holding reported was 10,000 shares
    The largest ( except for JP) was 500,000 shares
    13 shareholders reported between 100,000 and 499,999 shares.
    Those 13 shareholders hold 4,603 of the shares reported.
    One large shareholder ( above 250,000) has an unbelievable average cost of $.35. Congrats.

    Most large shareholders have been around JPs blogs for quite awhile and are within $.10 of the average pps. This tells me they have been averaging down.

    Many lurkers ( reported shareholders I have never seen post) have smaller holdings although two new people had fairly substantial stakes.

    I'm not sure what all this means. I'm not trying to analyze the meaning. It tells me that we have purchased a lot of the SS and Quercus supply. I am aware of at least 1 Million shares that did not report.
    The discussion about the hidden shareholders will not be answered. Who are they? Has a new mutual fund stepped in lately or are their thousands of shareholders that never have heard of this blog? My theory of shares being accumulated by employees of the firms testing AXPW has nothing behind it but my pet theory.

    Have fun working out your own meanings to this interesting riddle. Hope it helped.

    Merry Christmas to all and to all very good cheer.
    Dec 24 11:31 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 36: Beginning Dec. 21, 2011, Futurist's Article [View instapost]
    I am going to make a general statement. Politically, many conservatives in the US want to believe that government won't pass more stringent CAFE rules concerning emissions. That is probably a head in the sand approach. It appears that the US has already made the standards and will continue enforcement of these.

    I'm not trying to be political here. Just saying why some might not believe the S/S system will be accepted here as in Europe.

    I believe the actual reason for the slow acceptance here is the fact that the US auto market is 90% automatic transmissions. That technology has been late to the table. The PbC is ready. The transmission is ready. The Government is ready.

    2012 could be a great year for Axion.
    Dec 24 11:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 36: Beginning Dec. 21, 2011, Futurist's Article [View instapost]
    300,000 shares today were sold. 300,000 shares were purchased. I don't know where these strong buyers are coming from but they just keep on coming.
    Dec 23 10:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 36: Beginning Dec. 21, 2011, Futurist's Article [View instapost]
    Several posters ( and lurkers) are still sending me their Axion stock holding information. I will try and post some semblance of a report over the Holiday weekend.

    Happy Holidays to all of you. And for those who trusted me with your information, I thank you for the compliment.
    Dec 23 10:06 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fear, Loathing And Extraordinary Opportunity In Energy Storage [View article]
    Glen,
    That is really good information to know. There is so much spin out there on these feel good substitute diesel products.
    I appreciate the honest assessment.
    Dec 23 10:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Understanding The Grid-Scale Energy Storage Boom [View article]
    That was a good one, also. Big Grin
    Dec 23 09:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 36: Beginning Dec. 21, 2011, Futurist's Article [View instapost]
    For all of those Axionistas that have sent in your stock holdings:

    I wish to report this. 24 different aliases have reported their holdings. Most of you are known by your comments in this blog. For those of you that lurk but do not comment I would say this. No stock activity was reported that seemed so high or extraordinary that I had any reason to doubt it's veracity.

    24 posters have replied with their stock holdings and average price.

    I can confirm that this select group has been bottom fishing. Well done by all of you. No ones average price exceeds $.80. This makes me sad to know that most of you will make more on the Axion rise than I. It has taken me over two years to finally get to an average price of $.78. As I heard on another website " It hurts me deeply knowing someone makes 40% profit when the stock price finally makes me even with the board."

    Nevertheless this is what I expected. Almost all who reported have bought in over the last downturn. The new members, that I categorize as such, have an average price averaging $.60. The total amount of shares reported is 2 Million.

    This confirms that many recent shares have been purchased by the Axionistas.

    I know there are several that have large holdings that are not reporting. I get that and respect it. I know there are lurkers who will never report. I get that and respect it also. But my analysis of what is reported is this.
    A lot of people care about this company. A lot of people are buying this stock that have yet to identify themselves.
    But I will say this. A majority of those reporting are telling me that they are not done buying yet. Dry powder exists and is available when whoever is selling is ready to dump at even lower prices.

    I think the Axionistas scare me. They are a powerful group.
    Dec 22 09:45 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 36: Beginning Dec. 21, 2011, Futurist's Article [View instapost]
    DR,
    Your admonition is greatly appreciated. Your suggesting that many users of back up power want 100% of the back-up power 100% of the time. Lets assume that is true. That doesn't mean that thousands or hundred of thousand users of back-up power would not give up some power to the grid when needed, if they are compensated. I believe it makes the market smaller but do not believe that a huge market does not exist.
    The proof is in the pudding ( or orders for the PowerCube in this case).
    If I am theoretically wrong I would encourage you to point out where I am mistaken. I promise I do know my limitations and my science is pretty limited.
    Dec 22 09:07 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 36: Beginning Dec. 21, 2011, Futurist's Article [View instapost]
    DR,
    I find this discussion refreshing and invigorating. It proved my knowledge of the utility industry to be obscenely small.

    I found an article that explained to me the baisics of Power generation. As I understand it the Power companies provide their basic low volume need through cheap generation like nuclear, coal, or hydro. These give them their basic everyday cheap electric that meets their lowest needs.

    The next level is the intermediate need. Gas and oil generators kick on to supply an intermediate need of power. No reason to build huge generating stations when a limited amount of pwer is needed each day. Renewables work well in this area. Wind, Solar, etc. Not always available but here to help when we can kind of resource.

    The Peak usage is the hardest. What does a utility buy to provide immediate huge usage during a heat wave or cold snap. Battery powered saving from the renewables would be good. Any other cheap quick source would help.

    Obviously, if the grid could use existing battery back-ups to help alleviate the need for quick energy at Peak times then that particular "behind the meter" resource would be valuable.

    This is all I know. Axion PbCs sound like an immediate solution to at least part of this issue. Since this is all I know could you enlighten us as to my mistakes or where I am wrong in my elementary analysis.
    Dec 22 08:23 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fear, Loathing And Extraordinary Opportunity In Energy Storage [View article]
    Thanks. Bang got it for me on another thread. But your efforts were appreciated.
    Dec 22 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fear, Loathing And Extraordinary Opportunity In Energy Storage [View article]
    I'm excited about the data center use. The report that a 1MW system could return $125,000 per year in behind the meter income makes it pretty compelling. But lets be realistic. The first PowerCube is now up and running. It is being tested. If, and this is a big if, it really proves that it pays for itself then Katy bar the door.
    Dec 22 07:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fear, Loathing And Extraordinary Opportunity In Energy Storage [View article]
    Please, stop with the facts. The math, the math.
    No one will ever be able to solve Americas oil dependedance if you keep relying on math.

    I implore you to stop debunking myths based on an obscure science called mathematics. Unless of course natural gas is looked at as a source right now.

    Rick, you just crack me up.
    Dec 22 07:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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