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Elithion's milestones.

back to top2017
  • Jul 18th US patent 9,711,962 issued: "System and Method for Isolated DC to DC Converter"
  • Jun 31st Zach T. start working for a partner company
  • Jun 1st increased the warranty to 2 years
  • Mar 6th relased the configurable SoC display
  • Feb 31st Hired Eva A. as Lead Assembler
  • Jan 12th Signed a cooperation MoU with Iron Edison
back to top2016
  • Oct 31st Hired Zach T. for Operations, Application Engineering
  • Oct 10th Started installing an array of batteries using the Vinci LV at a test location in Boulder
  • Oct 7th Received first batch of Vinci LV assemblies from assembly house
  • Aug 26th - Elithion celebrates its 8th anniversary
  • Aug 10th Last bit of consulting work from Jeff Cl.
  • Aug 9th Jeff Co. resigns, leaves Elithion
  • Jul 13th Emplyoee Manual released and signed by all employees
  • Feb 4th Started working with Jeff Cl., on a consulting basis, on Operations
back to top2015
  • Aug 26th - Elithion celebrates its 7th anniversary
  • Apr 30th Steve M.'s Development Director position ends, replaced by a consulting arrangement
  • Apr 1st Released the Linux version of the Lithiumate GUI
  • Mar 3rd Hired Jeff Co. as Software Developer
  • Jan 16th Discontinued the Lithiumate Lite
  • Jan 8th - Greg Ko. facilitates a seminar on strategy, financing and staffing
  • Jan 1st - Steve M. promoted to Business Development Director;
    Ann C. ends her long stint as Operations Manager; she will continue to monitor finances.
    James C. steps in as interim Operations Manager
    Management Team formed: Steve M., James C., Davide Andrea
back to top2014
  • Sep 23rd - Nancy B. starts in Operations
  • Sep 1st - Finished hardware for new BMS family
  • Aug 26th - Elithion celebrates its 6th anniversary
  • Jul 22nd - Patent 8,786,261 issued, all claims accepted without question
  • Jul - More big orders
  • Jun - Multiple big orders
  • May - Well deserved time off: Davide and Ann gone for 2 weeks, then Steve M. gone for 1 week
  • Feb 28th - e-Transportation in Luxenbourg becomes a reseller
  • Feb 8th - Major Management meeting to discuss future
  • Jan 24th - Delivered an Enerdel BD3 battery to Sustainable Power
back to top2013
  • Dec 14th - Ordered PCBs for new product family
  • Dec 4th - Visit from Vantage Power, UK
  • Dec 3rd - Delivered a battery to a solar company
  • Nov 13th - Two representatives from Boston Power visit us
  • Nov 1st - Started taking direct orders for the Lithiumate Lite (instead of forwarding to Evolve)
  • Oct 12th - Updated website
  • Oct 11th - Steve M. gives go ahead to start development of new product family
  • Oct 10th - 3XE in Poland becomes reseller
  • Sep 23rd - Electric Car Custom, in Moscow, Russia joins Elithion's reseller network
  • Sep 11th~13th - Company closed due to Boulder flood; despite extensive damage in Boulder County, all Elithion employees are safe, company is unaffected, and damage to employees' property is limited
  • Sep 9th - Shipped a 10 kWh BD3 pack with a Lithiumate BMS to Enerdel
  • Sep 9th - Electric Autosport, in Canada, becomes a reseller
  • Aug 26th - Elithion celebrates its 5th anniversary
  • Jul 29th - Nancy B. starts working in production
  • Jul 25th - Completed move to new office
  • Jul 19th - Switched Elithion.com to a Virtual Private Server, for greater reliability
  • Jul 17th - Began moving to the new office, completed moving out of the battery lab on Sterling
  • Jul 10th - Signed a lease for a 2700 sqare feet office at 5303 Spine road, in the Gunbarrel industrial area
  • Jun 28th~Jul 11th - Steve M. travels out of the US
  • Jun 27th - Meeting of the Board of Advisers, conducted by our new GM< Steve M., and our strategy / marketing person, Joan Marwitz
  • Jun 21st - Stopped offering the Enerdel modules
  • Jun 3rd - Changed the pricing of the Lite
  • May 14th - 1st meeting to steer future product development
  • May 12th - Began search for new building
  • May 2nd - Dartmouth College wins the electrics division using a Lithiumate Lite BMS
  • May 8th - Shipped first samples of the WiFi hotspot
  • May 5th~7th - Steve M. attends Battcon 2013
  • Apr 30th - Hired Steve M., formerly of EEtrex, to work in management, development and mechanical engineering; Were now up to 6 employees and 3 consultants on retainer
  • Apr 25th - Visit from 2 high level people from cell manufacturer Enerdel
  • Apr 19th - Received first report from Joan Marwitz, of Espy, formerly of Market Advisory Partners, agreed to hire Joan on a retainer basis
  • Apr 19th - Hired Lori Hewitt to work in operations and accounting
  • Apr 17th - First order for an Enerdel module with integral BMS cell board (to Canada)
  • Apr 15th - Hired the consulting services of Arthur Fowler, formerly of EEtrex, to develop demo units
  • Apr 8th - Announced the WiFi hotspot
  • Apr 3rd - Massive layoffs at EEtrex, including N.B., who was a founder of Hybrids Plus and the last remaining person from the original team.
  • Apr 2nd - EV Propulsion becomes a reseller of Elithion products
  • Mar 27th - Turned down a reseller's request to have exclusive rights to sell Elithion products; contacted many distributors to gauge interest in reselling Elithion
  • Mar 20th - Hired the services of Joan Marwitz of Market Advisory Partners to help with shaping Elithion's strategy
  • Mar 20th - Reached an agreement with Enerdel, started offering Enerdel battery blocks with BMS
  • Mar 6th - Electric Car Company's account passed to EVolve Electrics
  • Mar 6th - Launched changes to the website: new home page, technology section
  • Feb 6th - Ammon Balaster takes the position of CEO of Elithion
  • Jan 30th - Interview on The Guardian
  • Jan 21st - Article on the Boeing Dreamilner battery fire published by EEWEB
  • Jan 15th - Article on Short Discharge Time published by Batteries International magazine, issue 86
  • Jan 13th - Mavizen becomes a reseller of Elithion products
back to top2012
  • Dec 31st - Article on Short Discharge Time published by EEWEB
  • Dec 19th - Hired Greg L. as Technical Operations Manager
  • Dec 17th - BeVault (at one point tried to buy Elithion) shuts down
  • Nov 30th - Shipped 110 BMSs to a Russian auto manufacturer
  • Nov 30th - Tim Moore leaves
  • Nov 29th - Presented at the Colorado Cleantech Symposium, in Golden, CO
  • Oct 3rd - Started working with Charlie T., who is working with Ammon on development.
  • Sep 25th - Hired Tim Moore as tech support person, let Zachary H. go
  • Sep 18th - Davide Andrea gives a presentation titled "Connecting batteries in parallel: unexpected effects and solutions" at the Battery Power Conference 2012.
  • Sep 6th - Received a substantial order for 110 BMSs to be used in EVs from a major European auto manufacturer.
  • Aug 30th - A major cell manufacturer gives Elithion an order for 4 Lithiumods, modified to use this company's high quality pouch cells
  • Aug 30th - Electric Car Company becomes a reseller of the Lithiumate Lite.
  • Aug 23th - Carl Clark of Electric Car Company visits Elithion
  • Aug 22th - Zachary H. starts as tech support person
  • Aug 16th - Shipped a $ 15 K order to Russia
  • Aug 14th - Started serious discussions with a major cell manufacturers for a BMS for its large production battery modules
  • Aug 7th - We regret that Steven V. B. has given notice: he has received a job offer in a field that is a better match to his intended career
  • Jul 31st - Hired the services of Ammon Balaster, formerly of Eetrex, to help with sales and marketing, on a trial basis
  • Jul 19th - Interested buyer of Elithion unable to raise needed funds by deadline: offer expired
  • Jul 13th, 14th - Steven visits EDI to help them with Elithion's traction pack
  • Jul 9th - Received metal parts for Lithiumod
  • Jul 9th - Second patent application filed: "Limiting excessive current during connection of a battery or cell in parallel with other batteries, cells or capacitive loads"
  • Jun 25th - Subcontracted Roberta to help James in the final assembly department
  • Jun 9th - Created the concept of "Short Discharge Current" as a tool to evaluate and compare battery and cell technologies for power applications
  • Jun 6th, 7th - Commissioned first traction battery at EDI's testing lab
  • Jun 4th - Released rev 2.00 of the Lithiumate Pro software, and the Pro GUI application
  • May 15th, 16th - Visited vision Motors to help solve EMI issues on the CAN bus; the Lithiumate BMS was performing flawlessly
  • May 5th - Elithion website reorganized, integrating the Products site into the main site
  • May 5th - Off to signing LOI for sale of Elithion
  • Apr 30th - Received stock
  • Apr 27th - Accepted terms of sale for Elithion
  • Apr 19th - Shipped our first battery pack, a PHEV traction battery pack for a demonstration truck
  • Apr 17th - Last day for our tech support engineer, Robert D. H., who will receive his master in EE this May and then move onto a new field
  • Apr 13th - Received a document delineating the offer for the purchase of Elithion
  • Apr 4th - Reached an understanding with the partner company on the terms under which Elithion would be purchased
  • Apr 4th - Steven V. B. joins our customer support team
  • Mar 26th - A partner company shows serious interest in aquiring Elithion and making it a fully owned subsidiary
  • Mar 21th - Hired mechanical engineer Todd Baxendale, to design and build battery packs
  • Mar 20th - Received 1800 lb worth of cells from Enerdel, for use in the PHEV traction battery packs
  • Mar 15th - Rented a bay in an industrial building a mile from our office, to build battery packs
  • Mar 15th - Scott Balaban completes his project
  • Mar 1st - BeVault's site goes live
  • Feb 24th - Started working with engineer Scott Balaban on a contract basis to design a PHEV traction battery pack
  • Feb 9th - Started working with mechanical designer Derek Westmoreland on a contract basis
  • Feb 6th - Received an order for 2 complete PHEV traction packs
  • Jan 28th - BeVault founded, to offer battery modules for grid storage, using Elithion's technology
  • Jan 19th - The Latvia rally team, driving a vehicle using an Elithion Lithiumate BMS, becomes the first EV ever to complete the Dakar rally.
  • Jan 18th - Started development of a battery module for grid storage, based on the Lithiumotive technology
  • Jan 13th - Lithiumate Lite succesfully tested to FCC Part 15 Class A
  • Jan 2nd - Released cell boards for the GBS 200 Ah cells, with end-to-end terminals
back to top2011
  • Dec 5th - Started a partnership with a new start-up, to provide battery modules for grid storage
  • Nov 23th - Shipped first production level Lithiumate Lite
  • Nov 18th - Added a tech support ticketing system
  • Nov 11th - Hired to analyze a burned Li-ion pack in a vessel in Curaçao, Dutch Antilles
  • Oct 24th - Completed our project with consultant Eben J.
  • Oct 8th - Completed a new business plan, detailing Elithion's expansion path
  • Sep 17th - First request for angel investment: accepted, in principle, on the spot.
  • Sep 16th - Hired electrical engineer Robert D. H. to do tech support, collaborate on design effort
  • Sep 15th - Meeting of the board of advisers; Eben J. presented our path to the future
  • Sep 13th - Hired techician James C. to do QA, final assembly, testing
  • Aug 23rd - Technician Lisa M. leaves us (for a gig closer to her home), having brought us invaluable help on the QA front
  • Jul 27th - EV components distributor EV Source becomes an authorized reseller of Elithion products.
  • Jul 23rd - Added support for the Current Ways and Eltek chargers to the Lithiumate
  • Jul 16th - Recorded a first video tutorial, uploaded to YouTube
  • Jul 1st - Started working with technician and assembly person Lisa M.
  • Jun 13th - Turned on a virtual phone system, at 720-466-7006
  • Jun 9th - Presented at the HEAA (Houston Electric Auto Association), via Skype
  • Jun 1st - Started working with Eben J., sales and marketing, on a consulting basis
  • Apr 12th - Patent application for key technologies used in the Lithiumotive
  • Mar 8th - Met with the CEO of a company manufacturing Li-Ion traction packs for a large-production EV in Europe
  • Feb 20th - Relaunched the LiIonBMS.com website (resources to the community), relinking Elithion information to the Elithion.com website
  • Feb 17th - Launched the Elithion.com website (business), split from the LiIonBMS.com website (resources to the community)
  • Feb 16th - Full meeting of the board of advisers; Perry W. presented his findings; Perry leaves Elithion for a job with Johnson Controls
  • Feb 1st - Partial meeting of the board of advisers
  • Jan 24th - Started working with Perry W. on a consulting basis, for a fixed period ending Feb 16th
  • Jan 22nd - Launched new Elithion website (for business), split from the LiIonBMS website (providing resources to the community)
  • Jan 20th - Hired the firm of Cochranm Freund and Young to prepare the first Elithion patent
  • Jan 1st - Elithion becomes a corporation
back to top2010
  • Dec 2010
    • 31 - Ended the year with $ 512 K in revenues
    • 28 - Bought a 2010 Prius for the company
    • 2 - Second advisers' meeting brings much appreciated guidance
  • Nov 2010
    • 29th Expanded our office suite by adding two offices next door.
  • Oct 2010
  • Sep 2010
  • Aug 2010
    • 26th Джеймс Моррисон , owner of ЕВ Компоненты , threatens to sue Davide for a blog entry talking about that company's bankruptcy hearing, unless the blog is removed within 1 day
    • 26th Meeting to hash out a strategically significant alliance with another company
    • 15th~20th Visited the North West: Seattle WA, Portland OR, to attend the bankruptcy hearing of EV Components which owes $ 12848 to Elithion, and to meet business partners.
    • 6th Shipped a $ 32 K order within 24 hours of receipt of payment
    • 4th Received a $ 66 K order from Europe
  • July 2010
    • 22nd Performed ESD testing on the entire product line
    • 21st Finally received a large payment for an invoice that was 4 months old (now the only non-collectible amount is the $ 12848.00 from EV Components)
    • 8th Started the design of the Lithiumotive product line
  • June 2010
    • 8th KTA Services becomes a reseller
    • 6th Lightning Motors' EV motorcycle, using a Lithiumate BMS, wins the 2nd round of the TTXGP race.
  • May 2010
    • 18th Fastest order yet: 2 hours from order to shipping, for 10 systems.
    • 16th Lightning Motors EV motorcycle (with Lithiumate) takes 2nd spot in the TTXGP race
    • 10th Started a blog
    • 6th Politecnico di Torino race HEV (with Lithiumate) wins the Formula Hybrid Race
    • 3-6th Attended the 2010 Formula Hybrid Race as a design judge.
  • Apr 2010
    • 8 - First client to sign a chip license
    • 5 - Shipped 30 systems to X-Prize
  • Mar 2010
    • 31 - Ended the 1st quarter 2010 with $ 97 K in revenues
    • 6 - Visited Global-E in NOLA to convert their X-Prize car
    • 2 - LipoTech becomes 1st European reseller
  • Feb 2010
    • 26 - Increased the warranty to 1 year
    • 24 - Received order for monitoring systems for most vehicles in the Automotive X-Prize contest
  • Jan 2010
    • 26 - First vacation since company stared: we all took a week off
    • 23 - Released the pouch cell board
back to top2009
  • Dec 2009
    • 31 - Ended the year with $ 242 K in revenues
    • 30 - Announced the Lithiumind
    • 29 - first non-US reseller: eMotive in Canada
    • 29 - largest single shipment to date: 42 systems to a European client
    • 4 - 1st paid tech support call (to a non-client) and 1st credit card payment
  • Nov 2009
    • 20 - Shipped a big order (~$ 10K) within 24 hours of order receipt
    • 15 - Now accepting credit cards
    • 9 - Shipped the 100th BMS
  • Oct 2009
    • 31 - 5000 visitors to website for the month (3200 unique)
    • 27 - Within 5 days, received orders for as many systems as we have shipped to date
    • 20 - Presented at the Battery Power Conference to am overflow audience
    • 13 - Polito's race HEV car wins EHI 2009 race (with Lithiumate BMS)
    • 12 - Lightning Motors' EV motorcycle is world's 2nd fastest (with Lithiumate BMS)
  • Aug 2009
    • 25 - Visited a developer installing a Lithiumate BMS in very large vehicles
    • 19 - Visited a manufacturer in Toronto, Canada, testing a Lithiumate BMS in a new product
    • 5 - Visited a vehicle integrator in Southern California, to provide support on a Lithiumate installation
  • Jul 2009
    • 29 - Ann Colcord takes over Elithions' operations
    • 7 - The manager of a major manufacturer of BMS chips pays a visit
    • 3 - Had the pleasure of riding in a prototype EV step van, while monitoring the Lithiumate™ BMS, which worked flawlessly
  • Jun 2009
    • 22 - Shipped 2 systems (one early), and now we're all caught up: no backorders!
    • 18 - Fastest turnaround: shipped an order to KillaCycle 6 days after order
    • 10 - First shipment to Europe
  • May 2009
    • 28 - Hired by a cell manufacturer for one day of intense training and evaluation at their headquarters
    • 23 - First shipment outside the US: Canada
    • 16 - Installed a BMS in a development EV step van
    • 4-6 - University of Vermont's AERO group races a hybrid car with an Elithion BMS
  • Apr 2009
    • 21 - Successfully converted a Ford Escape Hybrid to PHEV, using the Elithion BMS and a replacement pack
    • 18 - First order from Austria
    • 16 - First order from Canada
    • 14 - First BMS shipped to a EV manufacturer
    • 7-11 - Visit clients in the Bay Area to help them set-up their BMSs
    • 6 - Shipped the BMS for a PHEV conversion: a Ford Escape for a cell manufacturer
    • 6 - First large order for cell boards, placed with QSC
  • Mar 2009
    • 31 - First order for a BMS for a PHEV conversion: a Ford Escape (for a cell manufacturer)
    • 31 - Shipped the BMS to the University of Vermont, AERO
    • 23 - First set of 20 BMS controllers manufactured by QSC
    • 17 - First shipment of standard Li-Ion BMS product for prismatic cells
    • 16 - First shipment of standard Li-Ion BMS product for small cylindrical cells
    • 13 - Having been a 1/3 owner of Hybrids Plus, Davide rertuned his stock to Hybrids Plus, in exchange for immediate repayment of outstanding loans; in so doing, the two parties signed a mutual release
  • Feb 2009
back to top2008
  • Dec 2008
    • 31 - Ended the year with $ 25 K in revenues
    • 19 - First order from Europe: Finland
    • 12 - Completed a BMS controller for a Li-Ion pack for the Vectrix motorcycle
  • Nov 2009
    • 30 - 1000 visitors to website for the month (700 unique)
  • Oct 2008
    • 13 - Website re-launched
    • 10 - Corporate design completed
  • Sep 2008
    • 30 - First order for a standard BMS: for BEV conversions
    • 03 - First order to Elithion - BMS consulting job
    • 01 - Moved into 3393 Iris Ave, Ste 110
  • Aug 2008
    • 27 - Signed lease at 3393 Iris Ave, Ste 110
    • 26 - Formation of an LLC
    • 17 - Elithion company name selected, elithion.com domain registered
    • 14 - First job completed
    • 10 - LiIonBMS.com domain acquired, website launched
    • 08 - First job started - BMS for an HEV battery

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