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A123 to the Chinese?

December 12, 2012 in batteries, Companies, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wanxiang America Outbids JCI, Judge Says OK

It looks as if A123 Systems, and its Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate battery technology and factories, will be acquired by Wanxiang America Corp, which has substantially outbid Johnson Controls, Inc.
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Wrightspeed to Get More from the CEC

June 22, 2012 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California’s Wrightspeed is in line for an additional $5.789 million grant from the California Energy Commission in support of its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle development work.
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A123 Claims Lithium Breakthrough

June 18, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nanophosphate EXT Said to Be ‘Game-Changing’

Massachusetts-based A123 Systems (NASDAQ:AONE) is talking up a “game-changing” lithium ion battery technology its says allows extreme temperature operation without requiring thermal management.
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ALTe Targets Faster Fleet Placements

June 8, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘We Intend to Take a Crowdsourcing Approach,’ Says CEO

ALTe Powertrain Technologies, citing a Clinton Global Initiative commitment, has vowed to step up the placement of its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle conversions, in part via a new website designed to connect corporate and government vehicle purchasers with electric transportation stakeholders.
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A123 Lithium Packs for New Geely Plug-in

March 17, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

A123 Systems (NASDAQ:AONE) says that Advanced Traction Battery Systems, its joint venture in Shanghai with SAIC Motor Corp, has been picked to develop lithium ion battery packs for a new plug-in hybrid electric sedan from Geely, “one of the fastest-growing automakers in China and the parent company of Volvo Car.”
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Transport for London Fields Its 200th Hybrid

January 28, 2012 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Transport for London welcomed the 200th hybrid bus to its fleet last week. The vehicle is an Enviro400H model by Alexander Dennis Ltd, with HybriDrive brand series driveline by BAE Systems with lithium ion batteries – supplied by A123 Systems.
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Via Motors Unveils PHEV Trucks (F&F Strategies)

January 15, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by rich  |  No Comments

Remy-Powered, Range Extended Electric Trucks
Introduced by Bob Lutz with PG&E in Detroit

“There are powerful clean electric vehicles, without range limits, that you can take anywhere you need to go,” says ex General Motors vice chair Bob Lutz.
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