The North American International Auto Show left us with relatively little noise from some of the high-profile battery companies this week. Electric vehicles made a big showing, as Ford
Auto manufacturers appear to be looking elsewhere for battery technology, and some vehicles already out or due out any day aren't using either company's products. The Focus Electric and GM
Maybe Ener1 and A123 Systems are just following Valence Technology's
I like the focus on industrial vehicles and grid applications, but Ener1 and A123 Systems need volumes to pick up in a big way just to survive. Some of these electric vehicles set to launch this year would have helped their cause, and I'm seeing this as a big opportunity missed.
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