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.
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.
The $55 million battery recall of A123 systems has produced its first class action lawsuit on behalf of shareholders.
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.
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
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.
A second vehicle–converted from a regular gasoline-powered car to an electric vehicle by the owner–was also in the garage.
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.
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 […]
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