So it's not a total surprise that Cobasys and A123Systems announced yesterday that they have entered into a partnership to develop new lithium ion hybrid battery systems. The two companies will jointly "develop, manufacture, sell, and service lithium ion energy storage systems for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications. The scope of the agreement will include joint development, marketing and supply of A123Systems nanophosphate lithium batteries and Cobasys systems integration and manufacturing of battery systems for HEV markets."
Battery manufacturers are only going to become more and more important in the future, and the road to get to the ideal battery will be littered with start-ups and great ideas gone awry. Working together might just be the ticket to success.
- GM Awards two lithium-ion battery contracts for PHEV Saturn Vue
- Cobasys providing NiMH batteries for Saturn Aura hybrid
- A123Systems awarded contract to convert NYSERDA vehicles to PHEV
- Enova chooses Cobasys' NiMHax batteries for service vans