CNBC reported that Tesla's proposed lithium-ion battery Gigafactory brings with it a supply-chain challenge: securing enough lithium and other battery materials like graphite to keep both the Gigafactory and Tesla's business model humming.
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EV World reported that while the price of lithium-ion batteries are bound to drop, consumers should not anticipate the cost of electric vehicles to follow suit until standardization in the auto industry is reached.
Bloomberg reported that Orocobre Ltd’s Chairman, James D. Calaway said that electric vehicles no longer dictate lithium production as demand for lithium ion batteries used for electronic products have increased considerably.
Reliable and dynamic energy storage systems are key to making renewable sources of energy viable and to opening up new markets for lithium-based battery systems.
The lack of adequate electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure may be the greatest barrier to the widespread adoption of EVs in the United States.
Over the next decade, significant growth in the global electric vehicle market will translate into equally significant growth in the lithium battery market.
Boeing’s Dreamliner battery woes are casting a dark shadow on both lithium batteries and the electric car industry. However, most electric car makers use lithium-manganese batteries, which are considered much safer in terms of thermal stability.
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.
The high cost of lithium batteries has become the subject of a series of lawsuits targeting high-profile Japanese and Korean battery manufacturers.
Lithium is expected to play a vital role in the development of efficient and reliable energy storage applications in the coming decades. Rising demand will open up more opportunities for junior miners with attractive properties.