A123 Systems Announce Battery Technology Breakthrough

Despite not going through the happiest financial situation, A123 systems are still working on new battery technology, having recently announced a breakthrough in nanophosphate EXT, offering numerous advantages over our current battery tech.
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This new technology, which can allow batteries to maintain 90% of their initial charging capacity, even after 2,000 full charge-discharge cycles at 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit). According to official information, this new type of battery will also save up to €480 ($600) per car, allowing for a lower overall sale price for EVs - definitely a promising aspect.

A123 systems will also be hiring an additional 400 workers for their new Michigan plant, over the next four months, due to increased demand from customers in the electrical grid storage sector. According to A123 CEO, David Vieau, the new tech would “reduce or even eliminate the need for costly thermal management systems, which we expect will dramatically improve the business case for deploying A123’s lithium ion battery solutions for a significant number of applications.” - we’re all for the progress in battery tech so we hope they make it and their breakthrough is all they say it is.

Story via Detroit Free Press
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