Some of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking car manufacturers are rolling out their latest lines of lithium-ion battery-powered electric vehicles in 2013.
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Advanced lithium battery manufacturing has historically been dominated by China, Japan and South Korea, together accounting for as much as 98 percent of the market. According to the Institute of Information Technology, this year South Korea will replace Japan as the leading producer mid-sized to small lithium-ion batteries.
For lithium investors the strong focus of technological innovations, including the latest in electric hybrids, pure electric solutions and hydrogen-powered models have already made the event a success as a showcase of both advanced concept models in addition to a more immediate term, and practical product display.
Just one week after a controversy regarding international espionage in the electric vehicle (EV) development arena, the announcement of a commercial partnership to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles has been very strongly received by the marketplace.
Ford Motor Company and Portland General Electric announced a collaboration to help prepare the city of Portland share information on charging needs and requirements to ensure the electrical grid can support the necessary demand for electric vehicles. The recent collaborative follows a press release from the US Department of Energy for a $2.4 billion investment to further accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of electric vehicles, batteries, and components in the US.