Forbes reported that electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, is weighing the possibility of building the world's largest lithium-ion battery factory.
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Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile and the fronrunner in the country's upcoming election, said she will set up a committee to study lithium mining if elected, BN Americas reported.
China Daily reported that a team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee are working on a much-needed breakthrough in lithium batteries, in hopes to help the stalling electric vehicle market. Their research is focusing on lithium-sulfur batteries.
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.
Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), an auto parts manufacturer, announced Thursday it will launch its 48-volt Lithium-ion Micro Hybrid battery at an auto show in Germany, Automotive Business Review reported.
Nanowerk News reported that researchers at North Carolina State University have managed to reate a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable lithium ion batteries. Through this new technology, batteries found in cellphones or electric vehicles could potentially have a longer charge life.
Phys.org reported that calculations made by Rice University showed that a graphene-boron anode should be able to hold a lot of lithium and perform at a proper voltage for use in lithium-ion batteries.
Roskill provided analysis on the future of the lithium market. The company determined that rechargeable batteries accounted for 27 percent of global lithium consumption in 2012. The end use of batteries was responsible for 44 percent of the net increase in lithium consumption over the lat ten years and 70 percent over the last five.
Businessweek reported that the state of Wyoming is taking time to decide how best to handle its new large lithium discovery.
Bloomberg reported that Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said Boeing Co is very close to getting approval from the US FAA for a fix to its 787 Dreamliner batteries.