GM awards production contract to EV battery provider, A123 Systems
GM has been testing A123 batteries for several years, and today GM disclosed that it has awarded a production contract to A123 that calls for GM to use A123 batteries in a line of electric vehicles.
Micky Bly, GM’s executive director of global electrical systems, infotainment, and electrification, said: 'GM is committed to offering a full line of electrified vehicles – each of which calls for different battery specifications. We work with a variety of battery developers, and A123’s advanced Nanophosphate lithium ion technology offers ideal performance capabilities for a future electrified vehicle application.'
In a statement of his own, A123 vice president Jason Forcier said, Today’s announcement is the latest milestone in the partnership between GM and A123, and it showcases the type of collaboration between US companies necessary to build a long-term domestic battery and electric vehicle industry.