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For A123Systems, the Massachusetts-based lithium-ion battery maker, 2009 marked the best year yet in its 8-year history in terms of revenue, an IPO and government funding: The company scored a coveted $249 million government grant and its $371 million … Continue reading

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Want Think’s Electric Car? Better Live in One of These Cities

by Josie Garthwaite on January 28, 2010

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Think, the Norwegian electric car maker that aims to start selling its Think City model in the U.S. next year, has been doing its homework: slicing and dicing the massive U.S. auto market into an index of cities where its mid-range two-seater is most l… Continue reading

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A123Systems Links With Fisker: $23M and Battery Deal

by Josie Garthwaite on January 14, 2010

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Fisker Automotive has traveled a winding road on the way to picking a battery supplier. At long last, here it is: Battery maker A123Systems will supply the battery systems for Fisker’s upcoming plug-in hybrid luxury vehicle, the Fisker Karma, under … Continue reading

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20 Battery Startups Hitting the Road With Lithium-ion

by Josie Garthwaite on January 14, 2010

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When we first put out our list of 13 startups working on lithium-ion batteries for vehicles, the market was waiting for billions of stimulus dollars for advanced batteries to be doled out, and hoping to gear up for its biggest ever plug-in vehicle push… Continue reading

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Tesla & Panasonic Make It Official, Buddy Up for Batteries

by Josie Garthwaite on January 7, 2010

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Electric car startup Tesla Motors and battery cell giant Panasonic announced today that they will together develop nickel-based lithium-ion battery cells for electric vehicles. Panasonic has been rumored for months to be a battery cell supplier for Te… Continue reading

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What can General Motors do with five months, an empty warehouse and $43 million? We’re sure you’re ready with a witty answer, but what the automaker did with those ingredients is renovate and equip a plant to assemble battery packs for its upcoming… Continue reading

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For Norway-based electric car developer Think, 2009 has not been much of a glory year. But if the next few weeks go according to plan, the company — which restarted production of its compact Think City electric two-seater today — could end the year… Continue reading

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China’s BYD Eyes SoCal for Its U.S. Electric Car Ambitions

by Josie Garthwaite on December 10, 2009

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As far as China’s BYD Co. is concerned, Los Angeles has at least five markings of a prime launchpad for electric vehicles: high population density, air pollution problems, a large car market, affluent consumers, and a yen for new technologies. That Continue reading

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Plug-in hybrid car startup Fisker Automotive had expected to launch its first vehicle, the luxury Fisker Karma, in 2009. But according to founder and CEO Henrik Fisker, who spoke yesterday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the launch is now scheduled for S… Continue reading

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Automotive X Prize Scores $5.5M DOE Award for Green Car Contest

by Josie Garthwaite on November 2, 2009

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The $10 million in winnings for the Automotive X Prize competition can provide a welcome influx of cash for the DIY garage-based team, startup or even a more established automaker that builds the best 100 MPG car with a minimum 200-mile range, based on… Continue reading

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