INDIANAPOLIS --- Batteries from EnerDel, a U.S. lithium-ion car battery manufacturer, may power the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. 

EnerDel and Fisker Automotive, the independent American carmaker developing a line of high-tech green vehicles, have signed a letter of intent for a potential long-term battery supply agreement. Results of reliability and performance testing will determine a final contract. 

Fisker plans to build 15,000 vehicles per year and market them through an existing network of 32 U.S. retailers. A European retail network will be announced in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. 

"EnerDel battery packs for electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and now plug-in hybrid electrics will help lead the revolution toward mass deployment of electric drive in the United States," said Charles Gassenheimer, chairman and CEO of EnerDel parent company Ener1 Inc.


Originally posted on Green Fleet Magazine