Valence Technology Trumpets Battery Shipments

Austin-based Valence Technology is trumpeting its shipment numbers, saying this week that it has shipped 200,000 batteries--the equivalent of 70 megawatt hours of batteries, since 2005. The firm said the batteries power the equivalent of 6,500 electric vehicles. Valence supplies such firms as PVI, a manufacturer for Renault Trucks; Oxegen SpA, a provider of mail delivery scooters in Europe; and Brammo Motorsports, which develops all-electric motorcycles.