SOURCE: Electro Energy Inc.

September 14, 2006 12:19 ET

Electro Energy Receives Major Order for Battery Components From Eagle Picher Technologies

DANBURY, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 14, 2006 -- Electro Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: EEEI), a developer and manufacturer of advanced rechargeable batteries, announced today that its subsidiary, Mobile Energy Products Inc. (MEP), has received a major purchase order from EaglePicher Technologies (EPT), the world's leading supplier of nickel hydrogen (NiH2) cells and batteries that power space satellites.

The order, valued in excess of $410,000, is for nickel sintered plaque, a key component of EPT's NiH2 batteries; these batteries are the predominant technology for satellite applications. Electro Energy MEP, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been manufacturing nickel sintered plaque for various advanced NiCd and NiH2 applications for many years. Electro Energy expects to ship the current order before the end of 2006.

EPT is the world's leading supplier of nickel-hydrogen cell and battery technology for spacecraft power telecommunications, direct broadcast systems, Earth imaging satellites, scientific platforms, deep space probes and military and global positioning system satellites. It is a subsidiary of Eagle Picher Incorporated, which announced on July 31, 2006, its successful Chapter 11 restructuring as the newly formed EaglePicher Corporation. The current contract is a component of a supply agreement between Electro Energy MEP and EPT.

Electro Energy's Mobile Energy Products facility has been in operation since 1969, manufacturing various batteries and battery cells for many government and commercial applications, including aircraft nickel cadmium batteries and Super NiCd™ batteries, which have flown on 35 space missions with no failures.

Michael E. Reed, CEO of Electro Energy, said, "We have had a strong relationship with EaglePicher for many years, and we are pleased to see the company's successful return to its business of providing battery technologies essential to this nation's military and space endeavors. This is a significant order for our Colorado Springs facility, and our engineers there are moving forward vigorously to fulfill this contract. Deliveries are expected to begin in the Fourth Quarter 2006 and be completed by year-end."

About Electro Energy Inc.

Electro Energy Inc., headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, was founded in 1992 to develop, manufacture and commercialize high-powered, rechargeable bipolar nickel-metal hydride batteries for use in a wide range of applications. Its Colorado Springs operation supplies aerospace-grade high quality nickel cadmium batteries and components for satellites, aircraft and other specialty applications. EEEI is also developing high power lithium rechargeable batteries utilizing the Company's proprietary bi-polar design. EEEI has recently acquired significant manufacturing assets near Gainesville, Fla., to accelerate commercialization of its battery technology. For further information, please visit

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