Hybrid cars drive a company, and its stock

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ecd_logo.gifEnergy Conversion Devices Inc (ENER) founded by the now-82-year-old Mr. Ovshinsky in 1960, developed the battery technology that is being used in Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius the popular “hybrid” car model that has given U.S. automobile titans Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. a run for their money. And the Rochester Hills, Mich., company though it still is unprofitable, making iit a risky bet is drawing backing from serious investors who see a hot market for its products. [ more ] This story hit the news wires and the Wall Street Journal late last night. ENER is trading up over 10% today.