ZAP Looks to Offer Public Fuel Cell Smart in 2005

California company places largest order ever for Anuvu Power-X PEM fuel cell system

Published: 16-Dec-2004

US electric vehicle pioneer ZAP has signed a purchase order with Anuvu Inc. for its patented Power-X hydrogen fuel cell engine systems ahead of a planned commercial launch of a fuel cell car in 2005.

"I believe that this is the largest order ever for PEM fuel cell engines," said Anuvu director Craig Newhouse, but without confirming quite how large it is. ZAP and Anuvu intend to deliver the first fuel cell powered vehicles to consumers in 2005.

According to ZAP CEO Steve Schneider, "ZAP had the first practical electric bicycle, first practical electric scooter, first practical electric car, and recently the first federally approved SMART car in the United States. Now, with Anuvu, we have set a goal of marketing the first practical hydrogen fuel cell powered car by 2005."


ZAP's complaint, filed on October 28, 2005 in the Los Angeles Superior Court, details a series of anti-competitive tactics, aimed at defaming ZAP and disrupting its third-party business relationships.


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