Continental AG To Commence Li-ion Pack Production In 2008

Company would not identify automaker who will be using the packs, but GM has contracted with it to produce prototype packs for the Volt.

Published: 01-Jan-2008

HANNOVER, Germany - Speaking in a recent interview with German publication Auto Motor und Sport, Continental Automotive chief executive Manfred Wennemer said that the company plans to start series production of automotive lithium-ion packs in 2008.

Wennemer did not comment on which car manufacturers will use the battery, it added.


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