A123 Systems Inks Battery Deal With Chrysler: A123 had been in the running to supply batteries for the Volt, but lost out on that. But they're back in the game and have a deal with Chrysler.
Chrysler said it plans to put A123's battery technology in its first-generation plug-in hybrid and all-electric car, but it didn't say specifically which models. The carmaker announced last September an ambitious plan to launch an all-electric, sporty Dodge Circuit, plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler and a plug-in hybrid Town & Country minivan (see Chrysler Eyes 2010 for Launch of One of Three Electric Cars).
With General Motors Snub, Is A123 Systems on the Ropes?: "Two years ago, battery maker A123 Systems seemed to have it all... Today, the future looks a little murkier. General Motors said it will build its own batteries for the Chevy Volt, coming out late next year, and that it will get the lithium-ion cells for the battery from a coalition head up by LG Chem."