They can't confirm it, but they didn't deny it.
In a recent interview with AllCarsElectric.com
, Canadian firm E-One Moli Energy discussed their past relationship with AC Propulsion, the confirmed electric drivetrain provider for the MINI E. Paul Craig, Manager of Applications Engineering, said "We've worked very closely with AC Propulsion in the past. They're an intergrator that has procured cells from us."
The company is certainly positioned well to supply the MINI E batteries. In 1977 they became the first company in the world to manufacture lithium rechargeable batteries, and have pioneered breakthroughs in the industry for the last 30 years. They currently manufacture 4.5 million cells per month, and are expanding capacity to produce ten million cells per month in 2009, and 13 million cells per month in 2011.