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  1. More Weird News

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    16 minutes ago Jay Cole (statik) over at insideevs.com reported: http://insideevs.com/battery-maker-a123-changes-name-to-b456/
  2. Wanxiang wins auction for A123

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Wanxiang Group Corp's bid of about $260 million topped a joint bid from Johnson Controls Inc of Milwaukee and Japan's NEC Corp for the maker of lithium-ion batteries. Siemens AG of Germany had also qualified to bid...
  3. Bob Lutz Takes Washington To Task Over A123′s Failure

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Jay Cole (known here as statik) has a good review at InsideEV's of Bob Lutz's Forbes opinion piece regarding A123 Systems' acquisition by Chinese auto parts company Wanxiang. You will want to give it a read. There are several items worth noting: 1) Either General Motors or General Electric...
  4. China Firm to buy A123

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Wow. The Waltham, Mass.-based company said on Wednesday that Wanxiang Group Corp., a Chinese conglomerate, agreed to acquire up to an 80% stake in return for an up to $450 million investment. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443991704577576881949308486.html I suppose this will...
  5. A123 Systems and GM announce large but unspecified battery supply contract

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Yesterday General Motors announced that it awarded a production contract to A123 Systems for its advanced Nanophosphate® lithium ion batteries. In a phone interview, GM Spokesman Kevin M. Kelly said A123 got the nod over Volt/Ampera battery supplier LG Chem after characteristics proved superior...
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