Cobasys Awarded General Motors Contract to Develop Lithium-Ion Battery System for Plug-In Hybrid.

Orion, MI, January 4, 2007Cobasys, a leading supplier of advanced integrated energy storage solutions, today announced they have been awarded a contract to develop and test lithium-ion battery system technology for the General Motors plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) program. Cobasys will be working with its partner, A123Systems, to provide complete battery systems featuring A123Systems� proprietary nanophosphate technology.

Cobasys has been selected as the Tier 1 supplier to integrate lithium-ion technology for the next generation of battery systems because of their proven expertise in providing complete �plug-and-play� energy storage system solutions for today�s hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). The company has built a reputation for offering reliability, high performance, safety and long-life in a package ideally suited for transportation applications. Cobasys� battery system technology is supporting the automotive industry�s commitment to improve fuel-economy and reduce vehicle emissions.

�We are very pleased to have been selected for this ground-breaking program and to further expand our relationship with General Motors. The demand for hybrid technology is steadily growing and gaining widespread acceptance in the market. This is our third announced program with General Motors and we will work to continue our leadership role in the advanced energy storage system industry by leveraging our technological strength and innovation,� stated Thomas S. Neslage, Cobasys President and CEO.

The Cobasys lithium-ion battery system will consist of a �plug-and-play� fully integrated solution complete with battery modules, system design, packaging, thermal management, battery management electronics and control algorithms to make it work seamlessly with the vehicle.

Cobasys designs, manufactures and integrates advanced battery system solutions featuring for transportation markets, including Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Electric Vehicles (EV) and 36/42 Volt applications and to stationary markets, including Back-Up power supply systems for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Telecom and Distributed Generation markets.

Cobasys is a joint venture between Chevron Technology Ventures LLC, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENER).

For more information about Cobasys, contact Ray Wagner at 248-620-5700 or visit our website at

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