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Obama’s Michigan Visit To Highlight Technology

President Barack Obama’s visit to an advanced battery facility in western Michigan is expected to highlight how technology could help automakers reach new fuel efficiency standards.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2011

It's political leaders on the left, workers on the right as A123 CEO David Vieau marks the battery firm's 1,000th Michigan hire

Battery Maker Marks 1,000th Hire

Much of Michigan’s Democratic political establishment congratulated A123 Systems Inc. for making its 1,000th Michigan hire Monday in an event at A123’s new Romulus battery components plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2011

alte

Electric Powertrain Company ALTe Forms Joint Venture For Storage

ALTe Powertrain Technologies, the Auburn Hills developer of a range-extended electric powertrain, last week signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with Plymouth-based Inmatech Inc., a developer of advanced supercapacitors, to produce and sell hybrid electric storage devices composed of batteries, supercapacitors and control electronics.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2011

Stabenow Wants Rebate Up Front For Electric Cars

Consumers who buy plug-in electric vehicles could get a rebate of up to $7,500 at the point of sale. This, under legislation proposed by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2011

economics

Ford to Add 7,000 U.S. Workers in Next Two Years

Ford Motor Co. Monday announced it will add 7,000 new hourly and salaried jobs between this year and next in the United States, many in high-tech engineering areas.

01/10/2011

Projection: Only 7.3% Of Cars Electric By 2020

Future worldwide demand for some types of electric vehicles may be over-hyped, according to one research firm.

10/27/2010

Home Already Found For Used Chevy Volt Batteries

General Motors announced an agreement with Zurich, Switzerland’s ABB Group to work together on pilot projects for re-using the batteries from the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle, which hasn’t even gone on sale yet. The two companies […]

09/21/2010

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 […]

09/17/2010

President Phones In His Support for Electric Vehicles

“Governor Granholm, this is your friend Barack Obama…” A phone call from the President livened up the audience at a lengthy dedication ceremony for the A123 Systems lithium ion battery plant in Livonia. “This is […]

09/13/2010

President Obama 09/13/10

President Obama calls in during ceremony to dedicate A123 Battery Systems plant in Livonia.

09/13/2010

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