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Chrysler LLC Forms Strategic Alliance with A123Systems for ENVI Electric Vehicle Lineup - Green Living Guy
Chrysler LLC announced in 2010 that one of its strategic partners and production battery supplier for the company's first production electric vehicles. Chrysler LLC and A123Systems have signed an agreement stating that A123Systems will supply energy storage systems for Chrysler's first-generation ENVI Range-extended Electric Vehicles and battery only Electric Vehicles. A123Systems is an American battery supplier with plans for a Michigan-based production facility. "This is a great example of two American companies working together to put cutting-edge technology on the road," said Frank Klegon, Executive Vice President-Product Development, Chrysler LLC. "The most significant challenge to electric vehicles is battery technology. The diligent selection of strategic partners like A123Systems helps Chrysler achieve its leadership in electric-drive systems and vehicles."