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    Report: Bankrupt A123 changes name to B456 PDQ
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    Ok, so we made the "PDQ" part up, but battery maker A123 Systems, Inc. has changed its name to B456 Systems, Inc. – and no, this is not an early April Fool's Day joke. As part of A123's bankruptcy proceedings dating to last October, it was required to change its name in order to be ...

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    Report: China's Wanxiang looking to diffuse political fears over A123 purchase
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    Wanxiang Group has insisted A123 Systems will remain an American company operationally following intense scrutiny from US lawmakers. China's largest parts manufacturer purchased A123 Systems at auction after the company fell into insolvency, but the battery maker holds a number of defense ...

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    Report: Battery maker A123 systems defaults on loan, files for bankruptcy
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    After a long and bumpy road, battery-producer A123 Systems has officially filed for bankruptcy. This news comes immediately after word that the Waltham, Massachusetts-based company may not have enough cash to fund operations, or even seek bankruptcy protection. This news has ramifications ...

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    Report: A123 Systems posts $125 million net loss
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    The Detroit News reports lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems is set to post a net loss of $125 million on revenue of $10.9 million for the first quarter of 2012. Official results will be released later this week. The loss includes $51.6 million tied to replacing battery packs produced at ...

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    Followup: GM battery lab explosion cost could reach $5M
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    Last week, a fire broke out at the General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, Michigan. General Motors has since said the fire was caused by a battery that was being tested under "extreme stress." Engineers were trying to get the pack to fail, which it did, but not to ignite, ...

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    Report: Fisker may change plans on Delaware production, details Karma troubles
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    Fisker Automotive may drop plans to use a Delaware factory to build its upcoming Atlantic sedan and is looking at "other options," Automotive News reports, citing an interview with company CEO Tom LaSorda. The company, in an online meeting with owners of the Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in ...

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    Report: A123 confirms Fisker Karma batteries could have cooling problem
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    Battery maker A123 has announced that batteries it supplied to Fisker Automotive for its Karma range-extended luxury sedan might have "misaligned" hose clamps for the cooling system, which could cause coolant to leak. Unabated, A123 admits the leak could cause an electrical ...

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    REPORT: 115 Plug-in Toyota Prius test cars fail to crack 50 mpg average in year-long test
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    When Consumer Reports tested out the Hymotion L5 plug-in Toyota Prius conversion earlier this year, they weren't overwhelmed with the results. Sure, the mileage they observed was boosted to about 67 mpg over the first 35 miles of the drive, but that didn't match the claims of 100 mpg (or more) that ...

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    BREAKING: GM awards two battery contracts for the Volt!
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    Click the photo for a high-res gallery of Volt digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/GM_awards_battery_development_contracts_for_the_Chevy_Volt'; GM Chairman Rick Wagoner announced that the company has awarded two advanced development contracts for battery systems to be used on the GM E-Flex ...

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