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2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Switches Battery Cells; 82-Mile Range Remains

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Switches Battery Cells; 82-Mile Range Remains

The Chevrolet Spark EV has been on the market for only a year, but already it's being updated. And in this case, the update is major: The 2015 Chevy Spark EV will have an entirely new battery pack. General Motors announced yesterday that it will bring assembly of the electric Spark's battery... read more

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2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Value Of Bankrupt Fisker Soars From $25 Million To $55 Million With New Bid

Hybrid Technology Holdings, which thought it had its bid for bankrupt Fisker Automotive all sewed up, isn't letting go easily. The investor group led by Hong Kong tycoon... read more January 14, 2014 by 


 
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What's Next For Chinese-Owned Battery Maker A123?

When battery maker A123 Systems went bankrupt, it seemed to be just one in a long line of failed energy startups--albeit one with some high-profile customers. Stalled battery... read more November 12, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV: First Drive Report

Aspire, Sprint, Swift, and Esteem: They’re among the most ironically inappropriate car names. But in its new EV guise, the Chevy Spark has the perfect name, on many... read more July 18, 2013 by  38


 
2014 Cadillac ELR revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

U.S.-Built Electric Cars To Get U.S.-Made Battery Cells Too

While the number of plug-in electric cars built in the U.S. is steadily increasing, the lithium-ion cells in their batteries have mostly come from overseas. But this turns... read more April 22, 2013 by  9


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV On Time, Unaffected By A123 Failure

As Fisker Automotive seemingly enters very public death throes, and its battery supplier A123 Systems works to get back to business after a bankruptcy sale, another electric... read more April 10, 2013 by  13


 
2012 Fisker Karma in Costco parking lot, Santa Monica, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Will Fisker Get Help From Wanxiang, New A123 Systems Owner?

Last week, the Chinese company Wanxiang got U.S. government approval to buy bankrupt lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems. With that underway, will China's largest auto-parts... read more February 4, 2013 by  0


 
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Chinese Group Approved To Buy Ailing A123 Systems Battery Firm

The decision has been hanging in the balance for some time now, but Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group has finally won approval to buy bankrupt battery maker A123... read more January 29, 2013 by  2


 
Henrik Fisker

Down To The Wire: Fisker Wants Partner By Next Month

The clock continues to tick for Fisker Automotive, which hasn't built any cars for roughly six months now. The company's new CEO, Tony Posawatz, has said Fisker is seeking a... read more January 28, 2013 by  7


 
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Bankrupt Battery Maker A123 Systems Bought By Wanxiang

A123 Systems, the bankrupt battery maker which supplies Fisker Automotive and others, has finally found a buyer. Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group Corp. fought off a... read more December 10, 2012 by  7


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

Fisker Karma Assembly Stalled Til Bankrupt Battery Maker A123 Is Sold

Prodution lines at Fisker Automotive have lain silent for a month, the company revealed yesterday at the LA Auto Show. Fisker CEO Tony Pasowatz said that the hold-up is due... read more November 29, 2012 by  3


 
A123 Systems Prismatic Cell

A123 Bankruptcy Auction Set For December 6th By Court

Ailing battery firm A123 Systems, which supplies batteries to Fisker, BMW and GM among others, could soon have a new owner after Delaware courts have imposed a deadline for... read more November 9, 2012 by  3


 
Henrik Fisker

Does A123 Bankruptcy Threaten Coup De Grace For Fisker?

Fisker Automotive has had more than its share of trials and tribulations of late. Now, a new threat has emerged that holds the potential to harm the company severely, by... read more November 7, 2012 by  2


 
A123 Systems Employees Perform Quality Check on a Lithium-Ion Battery Pack  [source: A123 Systems]

Future Unclear For Bankrupt A123 Battery Firm As Rescuers Maneuver

Bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems could finally be on the verge of successfully securing a loan from a Chinese auto parts maker. The company will discuss with bankruptcy... read more October 29, 2012 by  8


 
A123 Systems Prismatic Cell

A123 Electric Car Battery Plants Saved From Bankruptcy By Auto-Parts Maker

Despite filing for bankruptcy protection yesterday, lithium-ion battery firm A123 Systems has said the factories where it makes electric car battery cells will be saved... read more October 17, 2012 by  13


 
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Battery Startup A123 Rescue Plan: Chinese Firm To Own 80%

It's been a very, very tough 18 months for lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems. In late May, the company said there was "substantial doubt" about its ability to remain in... read more August 9, 2012 by  9


 
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