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VP, Marketing & Communications, A123 Systems
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This is Andy Chu, VP of Marketing & Communications at A123. In response to Davemart's question on how A123 could have a better strategy than AESC, I would humbly submit that A123's diversified approach to vehicle electrification mitigates risk. A123 supplies batteries to a variety of customers, both OEMs and integrators. These customers include both passenger vehicle manufacturers, as well as commercial vehicle (bus, truck, off-road vehicle) manufacturers. A123 also supplies batteries for the full range of applications from battery electric vehicles, plug-ins, full and mild hybrids, and micro or start-stop hybrids. Of course, A123 is also a leader in grid energy storage, and although this was not a factor in Pike Research rankings, it is not unreasonable to believe that (all other things being equal) a battery supplier that has significant market share in grid applications has an advantage over one that does not.
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Feb 3, 2012