A123 Claims Breakthrough Lithium Ion Battery Technology

A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, Tuesday introduced Nanophosphate EXT, a new lithium ion battery technology capable of operating at extreme temperatures without requiring thermal management. A123 employs more than 1,000 people at battery production plans in Livonia and Romulus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2012


A123 Recalling $55M In EV Batteries Made In Livonia

The Massachusetts-based battery maker A123 Systems said Monday it will spend $55 million recalling defective automotive batteries made at its Livonia plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2012

The Chevrolet Spark minicar. Chevrolet/General Motors photo

Chevrolet to Produce Spark EV All-Electric Vehicle

Chevrolet Wednesday announced it will produce an all-electric version of the Chevrolet Spark mini-car, the Spark EV. It will be sold in limited quantities in select U.S. and global markets starting in 2013, including California.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2011


GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Future Battery Packs

General Motors has awarded a production contract to A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium ion batteries and systems, for complete battery packs to be used in future GM electric vehicles to be sold in select global markets. The batteries will be built at A123’s plant in Livonia

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2011

Lithium-Ion Batteries 09/20

WWJ Newsradio 950 technology editor Matt Roush interviews Mujeeb Ijaz, vice president of cell product development at A123 Systems. A123 is building the world’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Livonia. 400 people already work […]


White House To Highlight Stimulus Projects

Building battery plants in Michigan. Rehabilitating New York’s Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Cutting a new highway through Nelsonville, Ohio. In a report being released Friday by Vice President Joe Biden, the White House pushes back […]


A123's Local Boss: No Battery Glut Here

Jason Forcier has a message for the electric car skeptics — the ones who worry that there are too many automotive battery production plants like the one in Livonia he leads for Massachusetts-based A123. “Right […]


Lithium-Ion Battery Plant Opening In Livonia

Massachusetts-based A123 Systems will formally open its new lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Livonia Monday. More than 300 employees are already at work at the plant, manufacturing automotive battery cells and packs, and the company […]