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SatCon is developing a power controller for Williams/General Motors hybrid-electric engine.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 1997--SatCon Technology Corp.(R)(Nasdaq:SATC), today announced that it is developing a power controller for Williams International for use in a hybrid-electric turbine engine prototype unveiled by General Motors last week at the Detroit International Auto Show.

The controller starts the turbine engine and controls the power transfer from the turbine to the battery. With this device SatCon demonstrated a 98% generating efficiency in laboratory testing last May. The controller's small size and high efficiency was accomplished through SatCon's advanced power electronics packaging.

According to the January 13th issue of Automotive News, GM intends to build a working prototype of the car this year with saleable versions between 2000 and 2005, and Williams International will provide the turbine engine.

"After more than a year, we're excited to be able to announce such a significant relationship," said David Eisenhaure, president and chief executive officer. "We continue to believe in the market potential of hybrid-electric vehicles for the future and are pleased to be working with Williams International on their General Motors hybrid program."

SatCon Technology Corp.(R) designs, develops, and manufactures "Active Motion Control"(TM) systems including advanced electric motors, high density power electronics, suspension systems, propulsion systems, satellite control systems and flywheel energy storage systems for a variety of commercial and government customers.

CONTACT: SatCon Technology Corporation(R)

William O'Donnell

Director, Corporate Communications

(617) 349-0846


Morgen-Walke Associates

Jolinda Taylor, Beth Lewis

(617) 747-3600

Media: Stan Froelich, Leslie Feldman

Nancy Gallinghouse

(212) 850-5600
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