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Sakti3 to Team Up with GM on Battery Tech: Khosla Ventures-backed startup Sakti3 is collaborating with engineers from General Motors to design new materials for vehicle batteries. GM is not providing funding. — Michigan Business Review

Think in the Clear: Norway’s Think Global has secured for its City car the first certification for an electric vehicle’s highway readiness in all European countries. The designation is expected to help speed its time to market. — Cleantech Group

Big Brother Rides Shotgun?: Transport for London plans to test GPS-enabled Intelligent Speed Adaptation technology, which automatically stops acceleration when a car exceeds the speed limit. In addition to preventing casualties, goals of the project include “reducing vehicle emissions as drivers adopt a smoother driving style.” — Green Car Congress

Schott Solar Gives New Plant a Shot: Germany-based Schott Solar dedicated a $100 million solar equipment manufacturing plant in Albuquerque, New Mexico today, although the industry downturn has put a damper on its growth plans. — CNET’s Green Tech

LEDs Light the Way to New Biz Models: The phaseout of incandescent light bulbs and advent of long-lasting bulbs means light bulb companies have to shift away from making most of their money selling replacement bulbs. — New York Times