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Old 10-17-2012, 08:13 AM
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A123 Files for Bankruptcy

Edit: Nevermind. I just read that SB LiMotive (Samsung/Bosch) is building the battery packs for the i3.


A123 Systems has (had?) a contract with BMW for lithium-ion batteries. Not sure where they are using them.


News reports say that A123 will be selling their battery plants to Johnson Controls.

http://www.wired.com/business/2012/10/a123-bankruptcy/

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"It cost more to make them than they could sell them to their customers for," says Andrea James, an industry analyst with Dougherty & Co. "Every single battery pack was sold at a gross loss. The more they sold the more they lost."
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