A123 Systems may be picking up another customer
for their lithium ion batteries. Renault
, which up until now had been working with batteries from Nissan's partnership with NEC, are considering cells from the Massachusetts based supplier. A123 has a partnership with Continental
to supply development batteries for the Chevy Volt
program and another with Cobasys for the plug-in hybrid Saturn Vue
. Nissan has said that they are considering using batteries from different suppliers for different markets. With Nissan and Renault teaming up with Project Better Place to promote EVs in Israel
, it will be interesting to see what they come up with in the next few years.
[Source: Wall Street Journal]