A123 Batteries at the New York auto show

A123 Batteries David Vieau, President and CEO of A123Systems and Lou Rhodes, Vice President-Advanced Vehicle Engineering and President of ENVI sat down with me at the 2009 New York auto show to talk batteries & Chrysler hybrids. Vieau has worked with Argonne National Labs, so he had some insight. Vieau also talked about what he [...]

Argonne – Is this worse than an earmark?

Earmarks to a Japanese company I caught up with Don Hillebrand from Argonne at the Chevy Volt unveiling. I had already attended the first day of Argonne's First International Lithium-Ion battery conference. Khalil Amine from Argonne had talked to me about the chemistry that Argonne had developed and licensed to Toda Kogyo from Japan. Toda [...]

Schwarzenegger EPA Lawsuit clean air

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that California will file a lawsuit against the federal government six months and one day after the required notice was originally sent on April 26, 2007. (see letter below) Last Friday, U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson indicated to the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

US DOE & CAR Battery Research

U.S. CAR AND U.S. DOE INVEST UP TO $195 MILLION IN LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS AND BATTERIES RESEARCH Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, and DaimlerChrysler Corporation, as members of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), today signed cooperative research agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support continued research and development in [...]