Category Archives: fuel efficiency

Today’s Analyst Ratings Roundup: Upgrades Of SPWRA, ERII, RBCN, ITRI, BWA

Auriga has reversed its call after last week’s selling, upgrading SunPower (SPWRA) from Sell to Hold.  “Shares of SPWRA are now trading below our price target of $15 and are essentially 1.0x book value of $14.26.”  The firm expects the company’s presentation following its earnings report tomorrow to be optimistically bullish.  While demand for solar continues to improve, the still believe that margins will erode due to increasing competition and maintain the $15 price target.  … Read the rest

BorgWarner (BWA) Will Provide Turbochargers To JCB Power Systems For Off-Highway Use

BorgWarner just announced that it has been chosen by JCB Power Systems to provide turbochargers for use in vehicles made for off-highway applications, such as construction and agriculture. JCB Power Systems will use BorgWarner’s astegate and variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers in the newest Dieselmax 4.4-Liter engine models beginning in 2012. BorgWarner’s technology will help JCB Power Systems produce engines that have the necessary power for off-highway applications and that meet new emissions requirements mandating … Read the rest

Badger Meter (BMI) Breakout After Earnings

Yesterday, Badger Meter (BMI) reported results that didn’t appear all that stellar, but the stock broke out big with heavy volume and closed the day up about 10%.  The company reported an EPS of .36/share which was inline with Wall St estimates and is a 26% decrease from the year ago quarter.  Revenues came in at $61.8 million and was also below the year ago results by 5%.  However, the worst may be behind BMI … Read the rest

BorgWarner (BWA) Technology Used In New Hyundai-Kia Engines

Borgwarner just announced that its variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers will be used in the new 4 cylinder diesel engines on the new Hyundai ix35s and Kia Sportages.

BorgWarner’s new turbochargers provide a variety of enhancements that help these vehicles operate more efficiently, using less fuel and producing fewer emissions.

In a press release, Roger Wood, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems, commented on the  news:

“BorgWarner’s latest advancements in turbocharging technology for modern … Read the rest

Capstone (CPST) Gets C1000 Microturbine Order, Shows Strong Technical Action

Capstone Turbine (CPST) has announced a new order for its C1000 1MW microturbine from a large consumer goods manufacturer in Chicago.  The turbine will be used to supplement utility power and heat water in the manufacturer’s 250K sq ft plant.   The company estimates the energy savings is the equivalent of removing 700 cars from the road and expects it to pay for itself within four years.

Said CPST CEO Darren Jamison, “Capstone’s products are a … Read the rest

Borg Warner (BWA) Turbocharger Technology Selected By Ford (F) For EcoBoost Engine

It was announced this morning that Borg Warner (BWA) will provide the turbocharger technology for the new Ford (F) fuel efficient EcoBoost engine to debut this year.  The combined turbocharging and fuel injection technology aims to increase fuel efficiency by 20%.

“Pairing BorgWarner’s advanced turbocharging technology with Ford’s gasoline direct injection on the EcoBoost engines allows drivers to experience the benefits of up to 20% better fuel economy without sacrificing performance or comfort,” said Roger … Read the rest