Sale of bankrupt battery maker to Chinese feared

U.S. battery maker A123 Systems had won a federal grant, but now finds itself bankrupt and the target of a buyout by a Chinese competitor.

**FILE** A123 Systems Inc. high power Nanophospate Lithium Ion Cell for Hybrid Electric Vehicles batteries are shown Aug. 6, 2009 in Livonia, Mich. (Associated Press)

**FILE** A123 Systems Inc. high power Nanophospate Lithium Ion Cell for Hybrid Electric Vehicles batteries are shown Aug. 6, 2009 in Livonia, Mich. (Associated Press)

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