A group of Maxwell investors sues to block Tesla acquisition

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals a Tesla Energy battery for businesses and utility companies during an event in Hawthorne, Calif., April 30, 2015.
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Investors in energy storage company Maxwell Technologies are suing to block the acquisition of the company by Tesla, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

The company makes components for electric batteries using a process that is significantly cheaper than those commonly used in the industry.

The deal has been valued at approximately $218 million.

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