Even more important than lab results is real world production. A123, now flush with Chinese capitol, see volume production in the first half of 2013.
But, thanks to a Chinese white knight, all is well. Superior battery chemistry, which was to be a U.S. competitive advantage, is now theirs. But why are we surprised? The Chinese have all the money in the world, and if they ever called the loans they have out to the U.S., the global economy would stop, and our nation would be in foreclosure. The Chinese are intelligent, industrious, products of a superior, disciplined education system. They are, despite the occasional misleading “Commie” rhetoric, old-fashioned capitalists, producers, investors, traders, designers and engineers. They are a lot like we used to be.