can you believe the scam here - the largest customer for a123 (fisker automotive) is also a subsidiary (so to say, since a123 is an investor). in any other world, this would be a laughable proposition.
also, after reading up on fisker - i realized that its really a design company. there is no intellectual property in the work they are doing. they have an outsourced manufacturing model and who know what distribution and service/support will be like. after promising launch last year - they are yet to ship any cars for revenue.
i can't imagine how the govt. subsidized industry can escape the hatchet that paul ryan and tea party are going to bring down in 2012.