Valence to Concentrate on Electric Vehicle Markets

Company will stop supplying it N-Charge back-up batteries.

Published: 21-May-2008

The Austin rechargeable-battery maker said today it will phase out its N-Charge products, which are typically used as back-up power for notebook computers and other electronics.

Valence said it will cut off sales of one N-Charge model immediately and stop selling the other July 31. It will continue to support the 12-month warranty on the systems and provide tech support, the company said.

For the past four years, Valence has shifted its resources and energy away from the small N-Charge models in favor of larger battery systems made to power vehicles, boats, Segway scooters and cell phone towers.


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