Electric Vehicles

GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Future Batteries

August 11, 2011

GM battery engineering teams have tested and validated the A123 battery chemistry at the automaker’s Global Battery Systems lab in Warren, Mich.
GM battery engineering teams have tested and validated the A123 battery chemistry at the automaker’s Global Battery Systems lab in Warren, Mich.

DETROIT – General Motors has awarded a production contract to A123 Systems for its Nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries, according to the automaker.

GM plans to use these batteries in future GM electric vehicles planned for sale in specific global markets. The contract includes A123’s Nanophosphate cells and fully integrated electronic components. The company has not yet announced specific vehicle plans related to the use of A123's Nanophosphate battery technology.

GM said this agreement builds on existing development contracts between GM and A123 for next-generation lithium ion battery technology at the cell and system level.

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