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A123’s new factory exploits automation and advances in nanotechnology.
Founder of A123 Systems starts a new company to commercialize the technology.
If federally funded factories don’t get enough demand, even more government spending could result.
The automaker wanted U.S.-based manufacturing and a flexible battery design.
Just as the company makes engines, it will now make battery packs for electric cars.
The senator’s proposed $300 million prize for an electric-car battery prompts excitement, skepticism.
A new lithium-ion battery from A123 Systems could help electric cars and hybrids come to dominate the roads.