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Published on July 29th, 2009 | by Nick Chambers

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EEStor CEO: ZENN Will Get Ultracapacitors by End of Year

July 29th, 2009 by  
 

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In a somewhat suspect interview that was posted to the web and then subsequently removed (but not before being turned into a transcript), Dick Weir — the clandestine CEO of the even more secretive EEStor — was caught on tape in a 30 minute interview covering many topics that fervent followers of the company have been curious about for a long time.

Chief among Weir’s statements:

  • ZENN Motors, the car company with exclusive rights to the EEStor ultracapacitor technology, will get preproduction models of the Electrical Energy Storage Units (EESUs) by the end of the year. Weir goes on to say that once he does that, “all hell is going to break loose for ZENN as well as EEStor.”
  • Kleiner Perkins, the venture capital firm who originally invested in EEStor but then started backing away from their relationship almost immediately, apparently owns 20 some percent of the company.

Tyler Hamilton over at Clean Break — who’s spoken with Dick Weir many times — swears that the voice he heard in the interview is indeed that of Mr. Weir and not that of some staged impersonator.

This whole EEStor thing keeps getting weirder and thicker. Part of me just wants them to put up or shut up, but I can’t help routing for them and hoping that the technology is real. I guess we’ll have our answer this year.

Source: Earth2Tech





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  • Gerund

    Kleiner Perkins apparently are backing mystery V-Car

    at a recovered GM plant in La. Unknown power but

    appears to be green. Any connection to EEstor?

  • Gerund

    Kleiner Perkins apparently are backing mystery V-Car

    at a recovered GM plant in La. Unknown power but

    appears to be green. Any connection to EEstor?

  • Gerund

    Kleiner Perkins apparently are backing mystery V-Car

    at a recovered GM plant in La. Unknown power but

    appears to be green. Any connection to EEstor?

  • BigfootInTheBasement

    If I told you that I had Bigfoot locked in my basement for the last 8 years, and provided the same amount of “evidence” that Weir has provided, would you believe me? Legit people say that there is no Bigfoot, and certainly not in Weir’s basement. Weir has not provided a shred of evidence – no Bigfoot pictures, no Bigfoot turds, no Bigfoot hair, no nothing. All references to Eestor have been scrubbed from the Kleiner site and LMT states emphatically that no money was invested – there was only an “agreement”. Meanwhile, Ian Clifford continues pitching the “Traveling Bigfoot Show” – but can neither confirm nor deny that he has actually seen Bigfoot citing the NDA.

    Currently, Zenn doesn’t even make their own cars, they buy French made automobiles with no engines and they slap a Zenn sticker on them – and golf cart motor is dropped in, along with some batteries.

    C’mon

  • BigfootInTheBasement

    If I told you that I had Bigfoot locked in my basement for the last 8 years, and provided the same amount of “evidence” that Weir has provided, would you believe me? Legit people say that there is no Bigfoot, and certainly not in Weir’s basement. Weir has not provided a shred of evidence – no Bigfoot pictures, no Bigfoot turds, no Bigfoot hair, no nothing. All references to Eestor have been scrubbed from the Kleiner site and LMT states emphatically that no money was invested – there was only an “agreement”. Meanwhile, Ian Clifford continues pitching the “Traveling Bigfoot Show” – but can neither confirm nor deny that he has actually seen Bigfoot citing the NDA.

    Currently, Zenn doesn’t even make their own cars, they buy French made automobiles with no engines and they slap a Zenn sticker on them – and golf cart motor is dropped in, along with some batteries.

    C’mon

  • BigfootInTheBasement

    If I told you that I had Bigfoot locked in my basement for the last 8 years, and provided the same amount of “evidence” that Weir has provided, would you believe me? Legit people say that there is no Bigfoot, and certainly not in Weir’s basement. Weir has not provided a shred of evidence – no Bigfoot pictures, no Bigfoot turds, no Bigfoot hair, no nothing. All references to Eestor have been scrubbed from the Kleiner site and LMT states emphatically that no money was invested – there was only an “agreement”. Meanwhile, Ian Clifford continues pitching the “Traveling Bigfoot Show” – but can neither confirm nor deny that he has actually seen Bigfoot citing the NDA.

    Currently, Zenn doesn’t even make their own cars, they buy French made automobiles with no engines and they slap a Zenn sticker on them – and golf cart motor is dropped in, along with some batteries.

    C’mon

  • Paul

    Is this the infamous Kleiner Perkins ‘stealth marketing’ routine at work? The whole saga is becoming tiring!

    The interviews were simply ZENN sprooking their own stock price…( media reports the day after Cliffords interview report a stock price boost)

    They’re no better than that other EV company ZAP who shower all media targets with as much BS as they’re stupid enough to publish so their investors can try and get some of their money back by cashing out on a ‘good’ news price spike.

    How about radio silence until it’s ready to demo…. cut the BS.

  • Paul

    Is this the infamous Kleiner Perkins ‘stealth marketing’ routine at work? The whole saga is becoming tiring!

    The interviews were simply ZENN sprooking their own stock price…( media reports the day after Cliffords interview report a stock price boost)

    They’re no better than that other EV company ZAP who shower all media targets with as much BS as they’re stupid enough to publish so their investors can try and get some of their money back by cashing out on a ‘good’ news price spike.

    How about radio silence until it’s ready to demo…. cut the BS.

  • Paul

    Is this the infamous Kleiner Perkins ‘stealth marketing’ routine at work? The whole saga is becoming tiring!

    The interviews were simply ZENN sprooking their own stock price…( media reports the day after Cliffords interview report a stock price boost)

    They’re no better than that other EV company ZAP who shower all media targets with as much BS as they’re stupid enough to publish so their investors can try and get some of their money back by cashing out on a ‘good’ news price spike.

    How about radio silence until it’s ready to demo…. cut the BS.

  • Jimmy Joe Johnson

    BigfootInTheBasement said

    All references to Eestor have been scrubbed from the Kleiner site…

    not quite all

    http://www.kpcb.com/files/Fortune_article.pdf

  • Jimmy Joe Johnson

    BigfootInTheBasement said

    All references to Eestor have been scrubbed from the Kleiner site…

    not quite all

    http://www.kpcb.com/files/Fortune_article.pdf

  • Jimmy Joe Johnson

    BigfootInTheBasement said

    All references to Eestor have been scrubbed from the Kleiner site…

    not quite all

    http://www.kpcb.com/files/Fortune_article.pdf

  • Jack Morrison

    Ultracapacitors are real technology. They are not bigfoot. Whether EEstor is ever able to produce and market them is an entirely different question.

  • Jack Morrison

    Ultracapacitors are real technology. They are not bigfoot. Whether EEstor is ever able to produce and market them is an entirely different question.

  • Ryoon816

    The copasiters that exist now are monkies – EESTOR is Big Foot. Get it straight. We’ve all seen monkies… we’ve never seen Big Foot!!

  • Ryoon816

    The copasiters that exist now are monkies – EESTOR is Big Foot. Get it straight. We’ve all seen monkies… we’ve never seen Big Foot!!

  • Tim Bitts

    If you look up the Security Exchange Commission website, and look up Eestor documents, you will find a public record that Kleiner Perkins has $9 million invested in Eestor.

    If Eestor is a scam, Al Gore and his pals at Kleiner got conned.

  • Tim Bitts

    If you look up the Security Exchange Commission website, and look up Eestor documents, you will find a public record that Kleiner Perkins has $9 million invested in Eestor.

    If Eestor is a scam, Al Gore and his pals at Kleiner got conned.

  • Tim Bitts

    If you look up the Security Exchange Commission website, and look up Eestor documents, you will find a public record that Kleiner Perkins has $9 million invested in Eestor.

    If Eestor is a scam, Al Gore and his pals at Kleiner got conned.

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