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    Report: A123 loses $116 million US grant remainder due to Wanxiang acquisition
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    Bankrupt lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems may have gained a new owner, but will lose a lot of money in the pending sale to China-based Wanxiang Group, Reuters reports, citing an unidentified US Energy Department official. Specifically, A123, which filed for bankruptcy in October, will ...

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    Nissan, Sumitomo, NEC team up to promote membership-based charging service
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    In an effort to promote a membership-based charging service for electric vehicles (EVs), Nissan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sumitomo and NEC Corporation. Under terms laid out in the MOU, the trio of companies will conduct a study aimed at developing charging facilities that ...

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    NEC to increase lithium-ion electrode production fivefold
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    NEC Corporation, a Japanese-based advanced technology company, announced plans to substantially increase its production capacity for the electrodes used in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The firm intends to boost electrode output fivefold to meet increasing demand for advanced batteries. NEC ...

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    REPORT: Nissan considering building EVs and batteries in the U.S.
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    Nissan EV-02 prototype - click above for high res image gallery
    Earlier this year, Nissan applied for low interest loans under the Department of Energy Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing incentive Program. In order to qualify for those loans, Nissan would have to use it to build something ...

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    Nissan-NEC JV to invest for 200,000 Li-ion batteries annually by 2011
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    Nissan and NEC are apparently seeing a lot of potential for their lithium battery joint venture. The Japanese Nikkei is reporting that Automotive Energy Supply Corp. will spend upwards of $1.1 billion on production facilities for lithium ion batteries to be used in hybrid and electric vehicles. The ...

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    Nissan to invest $115 million for mass production of lithium ion batteries
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    Nissan admits that it has fallen behind when it comes to eco-friendly automobile technology, and it's working hard at rectifying that situation. With all of Nissan's ambitious plans for electric and hybrid vehicles in the coming years, it is going to need lots and lots of batteries, lithium ion ...

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    NEC offers tours that offset carbon emissions
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    NEC Corporation has decided to take action to protect the planet: they currently offer tours in which they plant trees that offset CO2 emissions. For instance, NEC took 20 employees to Kangaroo Island, Australia and each of them planted at least 10 trees each. For these tours, NEC expects to not ...

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    Nissan opens a new technology center in Japan, tests new batteries
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    Much has been said regarding lithium ion batteries throughout the last twelve months or so. Most of what has been said is that automakers need to invest research, development, time and money into them to be sure that they are reliable and ready for mass consumption. Along with that mass ...

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    Nissan and NEC to start lithium ion battery joint venture
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    Nissan and NEC are teaming up for a new joint venture to develop and produce lithium ion battery packs for hybrid and electric cars. The new venture will start mass producing batteries in 2009 which should be just in time for Nissan's previously announced in-house developed hybrid system. ...

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    NEC in talks to partner with Nissan on lithium ion batteries
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    As we reported earlier, Nissan plans to create a new series of hybrid vehicles to be released in 2010. It was just announced that Nissan may partner with NEC to create lithium ion batteries suitable for use in hybrid vehicles, reportedly also to be released in 2010.Currently, Nissan purchases ...

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