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President Obama Praises Production of First Stimulus-funded Electric Vehicle Batteries

A123 Systems begins battery production at Michigan plant funded by a $249 million Recovery Act grant.

Published: 14-Sep-2010

The United States government has talked about introducing more hybrid and electric vehicles for years. Now the dream is becoming a reality.

Read Full Text of President Obama's telephone remarks.

“The first wave of mass-produced advanced batteries funded by the Obama administration's economic recovery program are starting to roll off assembly lines,” says The Boston Globe. “[Thus] setting the stage for new hybrid and electric vehicles.”

“With new facilities coming online in the Midwest, battery manufacturers for the advanced vehicles are providing a test case for the government's attempt to revive the economy,” The Boston Globe continues.

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