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Despite nearly decade of showing in Detroit, prospect of Chinese cars in US still years away

...in its plans to put U.S.-built vehicles on the road. BYD, which stands for "Build Your Dreams," is a major battery maker and last year opened a California factory to produce plug-in electric buses.Robinet said it's more difficult...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-13/despite-nearly-decade-show
Berkshire buying Duracell from P&G in $3 billion deal

OMAHA, Neb. - Buying Duracell will provide a short-term charge for Warren Buffett's company, but the battery maker could eventually wind up being a drain on Berkshire Hathaway Inc. as consumers increasingly rely on rechargeable batteries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-13/berkshire-buying-duracell-
Ford, university open battery lab

...batteries for electric and hybrid cars.The center, on the university's campus in Ann Arbor, will bring together battery makers, car companies and researchers who will test new batteries for prototype vehicles.Ted Miller, who manages battery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-14/ford-university-open-batte
Dealers raising vehicle prices amid crisis in Japan

...000 Nissan and Infiniti cars that was headed to the United States was destroyed in the tsunami. At least one hybrid battery maker is shut down, threatening supplies of hybrid cars."Prices have firmed up, and the tsunami is only going to help...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-17/dealers-raising-vehicle-pr
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New sports car will run on electricity

...enthusiasts. At least three Silicon Valley startups - Tesla Motors of San Carlos, Wrightspeed Inc. of Woodside and battery maker Li-on Cells of Menlo Park - are among a small cadre of companies nationwide developing electric cars or components...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/28/bus_86956.shtml
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Stimulus-aided production of batteries is revving up

...787 billion stimulus program, the administration has cited the battery industry as one of the success stories.Battery maker A123 Systems Inc. planned to open a new lithium ion battery plant today in Livonia, Mich. About 300 workers, many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-09-12/stimulus-aided-production-
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Drop affects tourists, retailers

...On the flip side, a weaker dollar makes parts more expensive to import, somewhat hurting Waynesboro, Ga.-based battery maker FIAMM, which relies on raw materials from Italy and France. "We don't depend on imports so much anymore now that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/28/bus_373809.shtml
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U.S. Battery to bring 250 jobs to area

A California-based golf car battery maker is proceeding with plans to build a second manufacturing plant in Columbia County. "We're working on it; the banks are working...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/18/bus_236318.shtml
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Is this the country we want?

...recently, A123 Systems."Another failed piece of the Obama administration's renewable energy plan ? Massachusetts battery-maker A123 Systems, which just filed for bankruptcy ..." writes the Christian Science Monitor.So the leader of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-10-26/country-we-want
Dell recalls laptop batteries

...and performance standards. QUESTIONS? ANSWERS Q. What's the risk? A. Though no injuries have been reported, battery maker Sony Corp. says there have been about a half-dozen cases of fires or smoking laptops in the U.S. Q. How do I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/16/bus_92688.shtml
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