lithium-ion batteries


Johnson Controls – LTU Partnership Starts With Upgraded Dyno For Hybrid, EV Tests

A new partnership between Johnson Controls Inc. and Lawrence Technological University is starting with an advanced dynamometer to test advanced vehicle powertrain and energy storage concepts, and could lead to a whole lot more.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2014

Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

Ford Says New Hybrid Batteries Use Less Rare Earth Metals

Ford’s third-generation hybrid system, which replaces nickel-metal-hydride batteries with new lighter, more efficient lithium-ion batteries, could reduce the company’s use of expensive, hard-to-get “rare earth” metals by up to 500,000 pounds a year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2012


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


Law Firm Files Class Action Against Battery Maker A123

The $55 million battery recall of A123 systems has produced its first class action lawsuit on behalf of shareholders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2012

The Wayne State University "Hybrid Warriors" team competing in the EcoCar2 student hybrid vehicle competition

Wayne State Hybrid Warriors Unveil Architecture For EcoCar Competition

Wayne State University hopes a “parallel through-the-road” hybrid system will propel them to victory in “EcoCar 2: Plugging Into The Future,” a competition among 15 North American university teams to convert a gasoline-powered Chevrolet Malibu into a fully functional hybrid vehicle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2012


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

Dow Chemical Co.'s Midland plant.

Dow In New Joint Venture For Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolytes

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. and Ube Industries Ltd. Wednesday today announced an agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and market formulated electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries in energy storage applications. The chemicals will be made in Midland.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2011

A battery pack for the Chevy Volt awaits installation into the vehicle on the assembly line after General Motors celebrated the official launch of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric vehicle at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly November 30, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Volt is an extended-range electric vehicle. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Garage Fire: 2 Electric Cars, 1 Converted From Gas, Origin Of Fire Investigated

A second vehicle–converted from a regular gasoline-powered car to an electric vehicle by the owner–was also in the garage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2011


Orion Firm One Of Three To Get Big Battery Grants

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC, an advanced research collaboration among Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co., announced $15.6 million in advanced battery development and technology assessment contracts to three firms, including Orion-based Cobasys.


Gov. Rick Snyder grins after a quip Friday at the University of Michigan Clean Energy Prize awards ceremony

Battery Technology Firm Wins UM-DTE Clean Energy Prize

A company whose technology could lead to cheaper lithium-ion batteries won the top prize of $50,000 in the 2011 Clean Energy Prize business plan competition. Gov. Rick Snyder spoke at the awards ceremony Friday at […]