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EV Connect Launches First-Ever EV Charging-asService | Benzinga

EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, today announced the first-ever “EV Charging-as-a-Service” or “EV CaaS,” to cut up-front costs and simplify the process for purchasing and installing EV charging station infrastructure by turning the purchase decision from a capital expenditure to an operating expense.

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EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, today announced the first-ever “EV Charging-as-a-Service” or “EV CaaS,” to cut up-front costs and simplify the process for purchasing and installing EV charging station infrastructure by turning the purchase decision from a capital expenditure to an operating expense.

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A123 Announces Breakthrough in Lithium-ion Starter Batteries | Business Wire

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A123 Announces Breakthrough in Lithium-ion Starter Batteries

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A123 Announces Breakthrough in Lithium-ion Starter Batteries

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A123 Systems Divests of its A123 Energy Solutions Business Unit

A123 Systems Divests of its A123 Energy Solutions Business Unit A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, today announced an agreement to divest of its grid storage business and other assets related to energy storage for telecom and IT data storage applications. A123 is increasingly focused on the transportation market w More

A123 Systems Divests of its A123 Energy Solutions Business Unit A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, today announced an agreement to divest of its grid storage business and other assets related to energy storage for telecom and IT data storage applications. A123 is increasingly focused on the transportation market w More

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A123 and MIT spin-off SolidEnergy work toward 4X energy density batteries

Note – Wanxiang which owns A123 says pointedly it is not owned by the Chinese government. It also is now the largest li-ion industry employer and not unlike GM Ventures, is in process of identifying America’s brightest tech companies, helping and sharing their discoveries. Could a conspiracy theorist go to town with this development? Can’t say. Following is straight news.

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Note – Wanxiang which owns A123 says pointedly it is not owned by the Chinese government. It also is now the largest li-ion industry employer and not unlike GM Ventures, is in process of identifying America’s brightest tech companies, helping and sharing their discoveries. Could a conspiracy theorist go to town with this development? Can’t say. Following is straight news.

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A123 partners with SolidEnergy to bring 800 Wh/kg solid polymer lithium batteries to market

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A123 Venture Technologies, a Massachusetts technology incubator, announced today its collaboration with MIT startup SolidEnergy. This strategic partnership leverages SolidEnergy’s transformative solid electrolyte technology enabling the safe and practical use of lithium metal anodes for high energy density batteries in a wide range of ap More

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A123 Venture Technologies, a Massachusetts technology incubator, announced today its collaboration with MIT startup SolidEnergy. This strategic partnership leverages SolidEnergy’s transformative solid electrolyte technology enabling the safe and practical use of lithium metal anodes for high energy density batteries in a wide range of ap More

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced five new Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) and a charging station at its Northampton, Mass. location.

The EVs are in addition to the hybrid vehicles already available throughout Northampton and the surrounding area, thereby increasing local residents’ access to these vehicles for daily, weekly and monthly rental. “We selected this location because More

Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced five new Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) and a charging station at its Northampton, Mass. location.

The EVs are in addition to the hybrid vehicles already available throughout Northampton and the surrounding area, thereby increasing local residents’ access to these vehicles for daily, weekly and monthly rental. “We selected this location because More

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced five new Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) and a charging station at its Northampton, Mass. location.

The EVs are in addition to the hybrid vehicles already available throughout Northampton and the surrounding area, thereby increasing local residents’ access to these vehicles for daily, weekly and monthly rental. “We selected this location because More

Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced five new Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) and a charging station at its Northampton, Mass. location.

The EVs are in addition to the hybrid vehicles already available throughout Northampton and the surrounding area, thereby increasing local residents’ access to these vehicles for daily, weekly and monthly rental. “We selected this location because More

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Rice Husks Recycled For Use In High-Capacity Lithium Batteries

Korean researchers have demonstrated that rice husks can be recycled to produce nano-porous silicon for use in high-capacity lithium batteries.

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Korean researchers have demonstrated that rice husks can be recycled to produce nano-porous silicon for use in high-capacity lithium batteries.

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Is BYD Positioning Itself to Replace A123 in Lithium Starter Battery Market?

This contribution is about “Build your Dreams” – BYD (BYDDF.PK), Warren Buffett’s most famous investment in China. It’s aimed at analyzing this company’s possibilities of success in the introduction of Li-ion starter batteries into the micro-hybrid car market.

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This contribution is about “Build your Dreams” – BYD (BYDDF.PK), Warren Buffett’s most famous investment in China. It’s aimed at analyzing this company’s possibilities of success in the introduction of Li-ion starter batteries into the micro-hybrid car market.

BYD is currently betting on a “re-birth” plan to reverse a series of setbacks it con More

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Electrovaya Selected by US. Utility for Grid Scale Lithium Battery Energy Storage System

Electrovaya Inc. has been selected by a major US utility to provide a 1.5MWh capacity Lithium Ion SuperPolymer Battery Energy Storage System for grid storage applications.

The Electrovaya system will provide energy storage for renewable energy integration and the Smart Grid. Energy Storage with Lithium Ion Batteries is a highly efficient means for storing energy from intermittent generating More

Electrovaya Inc. has been selected by a major US utility to provide a 1.5MWh capacity Lithium Ion SuperPolymer Battery Energy Storage System for grid storage applications.

The Electrovaya system will provide energy storage for renewable energy integration and the Smart Grid. Energy Storage with Lithium Ion Batteries is a highly efficient means for storing energy from intermittent generating More

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A123’s Grid-Scale Storage Business Lives On

Lithium-ion grid batteries, under new ownership
Jeff St. John: May 6, 2013

A123 Systems, the bankrupt lithium-ion battery maker bought by Chinese automotive manufacturing giant Wanxiang last year, has mostly been associated with electric vehicles. But a quarter of the company’s revenues last year came from the megawatt-sized grid energy storage systems it’s installed with partners More

Lithium-ion grid batteries, under new ownership
Jeff St. John: May 6, 2013

A123 Systems, the bankrupt lithium-ion battery maker bought by Chinese automotive manufacturing giant Wanxiang last year, has mostly been associated with electric vehicles. But a quarter of the company’s revenues last year came from the megawatt-sized grid energy storage systems it’s installed with partners More

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Chinese company wins auction for bankrupt maker of electric car batteries despite concerns

China’s largest auto parts maker won U.S. government approval to buy A123 Systems, a maker of electric car batteries, despite warnings by some lawmakers that the deal would transfer sensitive technology developed with U.S. government money.

The sale of the lithium-ion battery maker to a U.S. unit of Wanxiang Group was approved by a U.S. government committee on foreign investment, acco More

China’s largest auto parts maker won U.S. government approval to buy A123 Systems, a maker of electric car batteries, despite warnings by some lawmakers that the deal would transfer sensitive technology developed with U.S. government money.

The sale of the lithium-ion battery maker to a U.S. unit of Wanxiang Group was approved by a U.S. government committee on foreign investment, acco More

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USA: Battery-maker’s collapse leads to massive delays for electric car company

The collapse of a government-subsidized battery manufacturer has caused the production of a government-subsidized electric car company to halt, raising questions about the government’s decision to support the two companies.

Fisker Automotive makes an extended-range electric luxury car called the Karma. It received approval for a government loan totaling $529 million in 2010.

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The collapse of a government-subsidized battery manufacturer has caused the production of a government-subsidized electric car company to halt, raising questions about the government’s decision to support the two companies.

Fisker Automotive makes an extended-range electric luxury car called the Karma. It received approval for a government loan totaling $529 million in 2010.

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Chinese company wins bid for battery maker A123

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Bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems Inc. on Sunday said it will sell most of its assets to the U.S. arm of Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. for $256.6 million.

Wanxiang America Corp. won an auction conducted under the supervision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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NEW YORK —

Bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems Inc. on Sunday said it will sell most of its assets to the U.S. arm of Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. for $256.6 million.

Wanxiang America Corp. won an auction conducted under the supervision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

A123’s government business will be sold separately, More

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A123 SYSTEMS INC has released important information to its stockholders.

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
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Fisker Karma production has been halted for a month, A123 Systems’ bankruptcy to blame

Fisker Automotive Inc., the California-based maker of rechargeable cars, said it’s awaiting a sale of the Michigan plant that makes lithium-ion batteries for its Karma so it can resume production of the plug-in sedan.

A123 Systems Inc. (AONEQ), Fisker’s sole battery supplier, filed for bankruptcy in October, halting Karma assembly for the past month, Chief Executive Officer Tony Posawat More

Fisker Automotive Inc., the California-based maker of rechargeable cars, said it’s awaiting a sale of the Michigan plant that makes lithium-ion batteries for its Karma so it can resume production of the plug-in sedan.

A123 Systems Inc. (AONEQ), Fisker’s sole battery supplier, filed for bankruptcy in October, halting Karma assembly for the past month, Chief Executive Officer Tony Posawat More

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China approves Wanxiang plan to buy U.S. battery maker A123

(Reuters) – China’s government has approved a plan by Wanxiang Group Corp, a major Chinese auto parts maker, to acquire bankrupt U.S. battery maker A123 Systems Inc (AONEQ.PK), although a deal still hinges on the outcome of an auction next month and U.S. government approval.

A123, a maker of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in More

(Reuters) – China’s government has approved a plan by Wanxiang Group Corp, a major Chinese auto parts maker, to acquire bankrupt U.S. battery maker A123 Systems Inc (AONEQ.PK), although a deal still hinges on the outcome of an auction next month and U.S. government approval.

A123, a maker of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in More

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Battery maker A123 gets final approval of bankruptcy financing, sale process continues

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware judge is giving final approval for Chinese auto-parts maker Wangxiang Group to provide $50 million in bankruptcy financing for battery maker A123 Systems.

A123, which makes lithium ion batteries for electric cars, sought bankruptcy protection last month after receiving more than $130 million of a $249 million Department of Energy grant it was awarded.

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WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware judge is giving final approval for Chinese auto-parts maker Wangxiang Group to provide $50 million in bankruptcy financing for battery maker A123 Systems.

A123, which makes lithium ion batteries for electric cars, sought bankruptcy protection last month after receiving more than $130 million of a $249 million Department of Energy grant it was awarded.

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A123 bidding starts soon from as many as four companies

At least four major corporations are known to be prepared to bid on the assets of now-bankrupted A123 Systems on Dec. 6, and the actual number of bidders could be more than twice that.

The main two competitors squaring off are Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) and Chinese auto parts manufacturer, Wanxiang Group Corp. More

At least four major corporations are known to be prepared to bid on the assets of now-bankrupted A123 Systems on Dec. 6, and the actual number of bidders could be more than twice that.

The main two competitors squaring off are Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) and Chinese auto parts manufacturer, Wanxiang Group Corp. More

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A123 Wants to Void Contract with Fisker, Fisker Says That Would Disrupt “Ongoing Business”

While Johnson Controls and China’s Wanxiang Group have competing bids to acquire the assets of advanced battery maker and Fisker supplier A123, a more serious battle is occurring in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware between the startup automaker and what is arguably its most important vendor. A123 wants the bankruptcy judge to void its contracts including those for supplying batteries to Fisker. More

While Johnson Controls and China’s Wanxiang Group have competing bids to acquire the assets of advanced battery maker and Fisker supplier A123, a more serious battle is occurring in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware between the startup automaker and what is arguably its most important vendor. A123 wants the bankruptcy judge to void its contracts including those for supplying batteries to Fisker. More

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Chinese Firm to Provide A123 Funds

AONE +2.26% the electric-car battery maker that recently filed for bankruptcy, is seeking emergency approval to tap a $50 million loan provided by a Chinese auto parts maker to fund its Chapter 11 case pending an auction of the clean energy firm.

Lawyers for A123 Systems said Sunday in a bankruptcy court filing that Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group Corp. will provide the so-called de More

AONE +2.26% the electric-car battery maker that recently filed for bankruptcy, is seeking emergency approval to tap a $50 million loan provided by a Chinese auto parts maker to fund its Chapter 11 case pending an auction of the clean energy firm.

Lawyers for A123 Systems said Sunday in a bankruptcy court filing that Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group Corp. will provide the so-called de More

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A123 Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:AONE) to approach court for loan from Wanxiang

Electric car-battery maker A123 Systems, Inc.(NASDAQ:AONE), which is currently following bankruptcy proceedings, pans to approach the court seeking approval for a loan from China’s Wanxiang Group Corp.

Johnson Controls, which has made a bid to acquire the automotive assets of the company, said that it would withdraw its prior loan commitment to A123.

A123 had filed for bankrup More

Electric car-battery maker A123 Systems, Inc.(NASDAQ:AONE), which is currently following bankruptcy proceedings, pans to approach the court seeking approval for a loan from China’s Wanxiang Group Corp.

Johnson Controls, which has made a bid to acquire the automotive assets of the company, said that it would withdraw its prior loan commitment to A123.

A123 had filed for bankrup More

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Delay sought for A123 auction

Fisker Automotive asked a bankruptcy judge to delay the auction of U.S. electric-car battery maker A123 Systems.

“A hurried sale process will be damaging to the estates and deprive creditors of value that may be realized through higher and better offers,” Gregg Galardi, a Fisker attorney, said in court papers filed Friday in Wilmington, Del.

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Fisker Automotive asked a bankruptcy judge to delay the auction of U.S. electric-car battery maker A123 Systems.

“A hurried sale process will be damaging to the estates and deprive creditors of value that may be realized through higher and better offers,” Gregg Galardi, a Fisker attorney, said in court papers filed Friday in Wilmington, Del.

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Electric drive industry responds to A123’s bankruptcy, takeover by Johnson Controls

Statement from Atul Kapadia, the chairman and CEO of Envia Systems

“The drive to seek cost reduction in electric cars has accelerated since the advent of companies like A123. Carmakers want more than concept vehicles. They are now commercializing true mass-market electric cars. Envia’s technology, available to select customers, more than triples the energy storage capacity of ba More

Statement from Atul Kapadia, the chairman and CEO of Envia Systems

“The drive to seek cost reduction in electric cars has accelerated since the advent of companies like A123. Carmakers want more than concept vehicles. They are now commercializing true mass-market electric cars. Envia’s technology, available to select customers, more than triples the energy storage capacity of ba More

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Deal falls through, but Chinese auto group still interested in acquiring bankrupt A123

A Chinese auto supplier whose deal to acquire A123 Systems fell apart said today that it’s still interested in acquiring the U.S More

A Chinese auto supplier whose deal to acquire A123 Systems fell apart said today that it’s still interested in acquiring the U.S More

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A123 Systems Goes Up in Smoke But Lithium Batteries Rise from Ashes

File under Another One Bites the Dust: the innovative lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems has just declared bankruptcy. Since the company received a hefty loan from the Department of Energy under the Obama Administration, that makes it a legit political football, especially on the eve of the second presidential debates. Indeed, the predictable kick was swift in coming, but as the ball goes flyi More

File under Another One Bites the Dust: the innovative lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems has just declared bankruptcy. Since the company received a hefty loan from the Department of Energy under the Obama Administration, that makes it a legit political football, especially on the eve of the second presidential debates. Indeed, the predictable kick was swift in coming, but as the ball goes flyi More

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Electric Drive Transportation Association Responds to Johnson Controls Purchasing A123 Assets

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Brian Wynne, president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement about Johnson Controls purchasing A123 Systems’ automotive business assets:

“Consolidation is an expected market force in all emerging industries, especially one as dynam More

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Brian Wynne, president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement about Johnson Controls purchasing A123 Systems’ automotive business assets:

“Consolidation is an expected market force in all emerging industries, especially one as dynam More

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A123 Goes Bankrupt, Azure Dynamics’ Assets to be Auctioned

The unsettled nature of the electric vehicle market was underscored earlier this week with the announced bankruptcy of A123 Systems, a battery maker that got federal stimulus money – something quickly pointed out by the Romney for President campaign.

However, hope for EVs was bolstered by simultaneous news that Johnson Controls, another maker of batteries and many other electrical co More

The unsettled nature of the electric vehicle market was underscored earlier this week with the announced bankruptcy of A123 Systems, a battery maker that got federal stimulus money – something quickly pointed out by the Romney for President campaign.

However, hope for EVs was bolstered by simultaneous news that Johnson Controls, another maker of batteries and many other electrical co More

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USA: Electric Car Battery Maker A123 Systems Files Bankruptcy

Machines are used to fabricate batteries at the A123 Systems lithium ion automotive battery manufacturing plant in Livonia, Michigan.

A123 Systems Inc. (AONE), the electric car battery maker that received a $249 million federal grant, filed for bankruptcy protection and said it would sell its assets to Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)
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Machines are used to fabricate batteries at the A123 Systems lithium ion automotive battery manufacturing plant in Livonia, Michigan.

A123 Systems Inc. (AONE), the electric car battery maker that received a $249 million federal grant, filed for bankruptcy protection and said it would sell its assets to Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)
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A123 Updates Next Gen Nanophosphate EXT Batteries – Solves Lithium Battery Heat Issues

A123 Grid Storage Solutions May Also Greatly Benefit From New EXT Technology That Allows For Operation In More Extreme Temperatures

Not too long ago, but before A123 almost went out of business and was saved by a Chinese automotive parts maker, they announced they had perfected a disrup More

A123 Grid Storage Solutions May Also Greatly Benefit From New EXT Technology That Allows For Operation In More Extreme Temperatures

Not too long ago, but before A123 almost went out of business and was saved by a Chinese automotive parts maker, they announced they had perfected a disrup More

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