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The good and bad news: Navistar rolling out first truck with A123 Li-ion battery

By / May 13, 2010

Navistar’s first eStar 100-mile electric truck, powered by one of A123 System’s batteries, is rolling off the assembly line. I know that because I “participated” in a bizarre conference call, about what should be good news, organized by the White House and DOE today. There is, indeed, a kernel of good news in this, in…

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Army issues contracts for nimble armor vehicle prototypes

By / May 5, 2009

Attention opaque and transparent armor aficionados: U.S. Army officials last week awarded contracts to four armored vehicle manufacturers to provide test and evaluation versions of a lighter, more-nimble version of its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The MRAP All Terrain Vehicle is mainly aimed for use in Afghanistan. The Army is giving contracts for M-ATV test/evaluation…

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