SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

December 02, 2010 08:12 ET

Analyst Study on A123 Systems Inc. and Advanced Battery Technologies Inc. - Industrial Electrical Equipment Sector Hurt by Low Adoption of Electric Cars

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The Industrial Electrical Equipment sector had been a darling of the markets in the recent past as investors and companies anticipated a booming electric car market. A few companies like Advanced Battery Technologies Inc. sold stock to raise funds to invest in their lithium ion battery production capabilities as cars like the Nissan Leaf and GM's Volt came on the market. Some analysts predict that the global lithium ion battery industry will reach $36 billion by 2015, 43% of this owing to electric cars. Only 1% of lithium ion batteries were used in cars in 2009. Investors can access free research on Advanced Battery Technologies Inc. now by signing up at is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on industrial electrical equipment industry; traders looking for analysis on A123 Systems Inc., Advanced Battery Technologies Inc. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

While there is still reason for optimism, the widespread expansion of the lithium ion battery industry has not been met with the consumer demand originally hoped for by companies within the sector. Consumers have been adopting the new electric cars at a much slower rate than originally predicted. Car manufacturers have also hesitated in their production and development of new vehicles until there is more information about what features consumers will want. This has hurt the values of companies like A123 Systems Inc. that bet heavily on a steep ramp in consumer demand. Investors can register today at to download the full report on A123 Systems Inc.

On the industrial side of things in the U.S., the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 which ups the energy efficiency requirement of industrial motors, is set to kick in on December 19th of this year. This should boost demand for new industrial motors as companies are forced to start upgrading old machines. It is expected that approximately 1.4 million motors will be replaced each year. Other major countries are expected to enact similar requirements very soon. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the industrial electrical equipment industry.

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