A123 Tapped for Chinese Auto Giant’s 2012 Electric Car

One of China’s largest automakers has tapped A123 Systems to supply lithium-ion batteries for an electric car slated to roll out in 2012. The deal was a silver lining to the disappointing earnings it reported yesterday for the three months ending September 30.

IBM Expands Smart Building, Green IT Tools

IBM has been talking for a long time about linking smart building technology and enterprise-wide sustainability. Late Thursday, it unleashed a slew of new products, services and partnerships aimed at cementing that role.

ALTe: Former Tesla Team Eyes Old Company Cars

ALTe, a startup founded by former Tesla Motors executives and managers, takes the goal of converting vehicle fleets to run on electricity literally. The company aims to take used models and give them new guts to run as extended range electric vehicles.

Green Data Center Acquisition: Eaton to Buy Wright Line

While companies are finally starting to invest in gear to beat back the data center’s energy-sucking ways, here’s the first acquisition I’ve seen in the sector: power management company Eaton says it will acquire Wright Line Holding, a company that sells data center energy management hardware.

Compact Power’s Electric Car Power Plays

Compact Power, a Michigan subsidiary of South Korea’s LG Chem, is starting to look like the player to beat in the competition to supply lithium-ion cells and battery packs for electric vehicles, having bagged deals with General Motors, Eaton and Ford.