SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

April 13, 2011 08:16 ET

Energy Storage Companies Poised for Impressive Revenue Growth

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on A123 Systems & Advanced Battery Technologies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - Following President Obama's pledge of getting one million electric cars on the road by 2015, electric powered vehicle production is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Lithium ion batteries are considered the most significant factor for the success of modern electric vehicles. Lithium ion batteries use various materials depending on the purpose, with cobalt, nickel, manganese and lithium typically being the primary elements. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry and provides research reports on A123 Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: AONE) and Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAT). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-04-AONE

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-04-ABAT

Despite losing its bid to produce batteries for the Chevrolet "Volt" last year, A123 Systems remains one of the most recognizable names in lithium-ion battery design. A123 recently announced a production contract with an unnamed, "major North American automaker" to provide batteries for an electric car debuting in 2013.

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Advanced Battery Technologies is a leading manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable polymer lithium-ion batteries. The company is also involved in the development and manufacturing of electric bikes, scooters and sports utility vehicles. The company is operational in the United States, Asia and Europe.

Last month Advanced Battery Technologies reported total 2010 revenues of $97.1 million -- a 53 percent year on year improvement. The company attributes the increase in revenues to the contribution of sales from the electric vehicle business, which ABAT acquired in 2009. Sales of electric vehicles for 2010 were $49.2 million as compared to $20.3 million for 2009.

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