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GM awards EV battery manufacturing contract

A123 Systems will make batteries for the future fleet of electric GM cars


August 11, 2011
by Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff

DETROIT—A123 Systems will develop and manufacture batteries for the future fleet of  General Motors electric vehicles (EVs).

The contract for the Massachusetts-based developer and manufacturer of Nanophosphate lithium ion batteries and systems includes fully integrated electronic components for GM EVs.

GM battery engineering teams have tested and validated the A123 battery chemistry at the automaker’s Global Battery Systems lab in Warren, Mich.  Teams from both companies are now working on developing calibrations and software controls for the battery system in preparation for production.