Flux’s Batteries and Battery Management System to Provide Alternative Power Solution that Eliminates Emissions from Commercial Vehicle Used in California Ports
ESCONDIDO, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Flux Power® Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: FLUX), an innovator in durable, scalable, and affordable battery management solutions, today announced that it was selected by TransPower, an advanced clean energy technology company, to provide the battery packs for prototype battery-electric trucks to be unveiled at PortTechExpo on September 5-6 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in San Pedro, CA.
During the Expo, TransPower, a Diamond sponsor of the event, will demonstrate the capability of its new semi-trucks powered by Flux Power batteries and battery pack technology to offload shipping containers like those used in the heavily trafficked Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. The new vehicles, funded in part by competitive grants received from the California Energy Commission, are expected to offer a solution that can eliminate the need for traditional diesel-powered engines and substantially reduce or eliminate emissions in these severely congested ports.
PortTechExpo is being hosted by PortTechLA , a public/private non-profit technology center and business incubator operated by a coalition consisting of the City of Los Angeles, Port of Los Angeles and the San Pedro and Wilmington Chambers of Commerce. Its mission is to attract and mentor companies with technologies that will enable the Port of Los Angeles, and ports worldwide, to meet their immediate and future environmental, energy, security and logistics goals.
“We are delighted to be a part of TransPower’s new commercial semi-trucks. Full-battery electric or plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles hold enormous potential for reducing petroleum consumption and substantially lowering or even eliminating smog-forming and greenhouse gas emissions in heavily trafficked areas, such as the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach,” said Chris Anthony, Flux Power Chief Executive Officer. “Our innovative battery management solutions are ideal for automotive manufacturers looking to migrate towards efficient, clean vehicles for the future. Flux’s battery management solutions are flexible enough to be used in a variety of applications, yet powerful enough to deliver the performance that industrial vehicles need to get the job done.”