12 Jan '12, 5pm

Detroit Auto Show: BMW's hybrids combine muscle and mileage

Detroit Auto Show: BMW's hybrids combine muscle and mileage

Forcier said BMW’s choice of A123 is “strong validation” of the company’s nanophosphate li-ion battery chemistry. A123 is, indeed, gaining a commanding position in the electric vehicle space. It currently supplies BMW, Daimler, GM, Fisker, Navistar, Smith Electric trucks, SAIC in China, the British McLaren supercar and, since last week, Via Motors, which announced a trio of converted GM-sourced extended-range plug-in hybrids at the Detroit show . A version of the Silverado pickup, with available 110- and 220-volt external power outlets (expected to be a big selling feature) will be offered to fleets this year, and to the public next year. A Suburban and Express van are next.

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