Lithium battery costs must come down to make EV competitive

Published: Friday, 10 February 2012

Carmakers hedge bets by researching cheaper alternatives to Li-ion batteries

By James Fuller

Producers must find a way to reduce the price of lithium-based batteries if the technology is to be used in a mass market for electric vehicles (EV), according to car manufacturers.

Lithium-based batteries, led by lithium-ion (Li-ion), have emerged as the dominant technology used in modern EVs,...

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