Wanxiang is the winning bidder for stimulus-backed and bankrupt A123 Systems, but many in Washington say the advanced battery maker shouldn’t be in Chinese hands.
Advanced battery manufacturer A123, supported by the Obama administration and key Republicans, declares bankruptcy, but a deal with Johnson Controls apparently keeps its Michigan plants alive.
The U.S. Department of Energy, in wake of the A123 Systems bankruptcy filing, provides an update on the state of the advanced battery market in the United States.
Struggling A123, savaged by Republicans as an Obama-backed failure, uncorks Nanophosphate EXT, lithium-ion technology that excels at extreme temperatures.
Just two weeks after Fisker announced an issue involving their Karma’s batteries, most cars have already had new battery packs fitted or repaired and are back in service.
Fisker Automotive has filed a safety recall with the NHTSA over an issue with its battery that could cause a fire under certain conditions.
To help maintain grid stability, a new wind power plant in Hawaii gets energy storage technology manufactured by Massachusetts-based A123 Systems.