26 Mar '12, 3pm

Fisker Karma involved in new $55m battery replacement program from A123 *UPDATE

Fisker Karma involved in new $55m battery replacement program from A123 *UPDATE

A123 Systems Launches Replacement Program for Potentially Defective Battery Packs and Modules WALTHAM, Mass., March 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE), a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate® lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, today announced that the company has launched a field campaign to replace battery modules and packs that may contain defective prismatic cells produced at A123's Livonia, Mich. manufacturing facility. A123 has begun building replacement modules and packs and expects to begin shipping them to impacted customers this week. The company anticipates that the cost of replacing the affected customer modules and packs will be approximately $55 million and expects it will be funded over the next several quarters. A123 will host a conference call at 10:30 a.m. EDT. "Recently, A123 has discovered that some prismat...

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