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Fisker Automotive did not have a booth at this year's Detroit Auto Show, but that doesn't mean they don't have news to share. Now that the unveilings are all finished in Cobo Hall, Fisker will soon tell the world what is happening with the batteries for the Karma, due in 2009 later this year.

Until recently, Fisker was talking to Indiana-based EnerDel about supplying batteries for the Karma, but those talks have fallen through because EnerDel could not meet Fisker's production requirements, according to press reports. Actually, the agreement the two companies signed back in May 2009, was always characterized as being for a "potential longā€term battery supply agreement," and that's apparently still a possibility for a future Fisker vehicle. What's not going to happen is that we'll see EnerDel products in the Karma. Instead, EnerDel will focus on getting batteries ready for the Think CIty and Fisker will tell the world which company's packs will be used in the Karma this week. Fisker signed a deal with Canada's Advanced Lithium Power last March, so that's one candidate.

UPDATE: WSJ says it's A123 Systems.

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[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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