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Adam Ragozzino

Adam researches and writes about electric-vehicle batteries, electric motors, fuel cells and other key components in electrified propulsion systems.

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What’s Next for EV Batteries?

A Stellantis executive recently warned the car market could collapse if BEV prices don’t come down. But BEV prices are driven by the cost of building them which in turn is driven overwhelmingly by the cost of the battery. And that is tied to relatively rare, geographically constrained materials, making battery and car manufacturing vulnerable to politics, price volatility, and supply disruptions. Car makers need a battery that is safe, durable, and inexpensive if they are to bring costs under control. That means either moving away from the current lithium and cobalt-based formulas or significantly reducing the amounts needed. But there is no single ‘best’ formula to address the fundamental five: energy density, durability, temperature stability, safety, and abundance. So, what can replace lithium and cobalt-based batteries? Which companies are developing those replacements? And how soon before it comes to market? Join us as we answer these questions and more.

Batteries

The Inflation Reduction Act's False Promise

The U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 which re-establishes the $7,500 tax credit for new BEV purchases. But automakers and consumers may be hard pressed to take advantage of it before the incentive expires in 2032.

Electrification Batteries

China May Not Be the Growth Engine BEV Makers Need

China’s economy is showing multiple signs of weakness at a time when battery-electric-vehicle makers are looking to the region for growth.

China Business Strategy

Ford Has Battery Supply Covered

Ford has secured 100% of the battery materials needed to produce 600,000 BEVs in 2023 and 70% of the materials for 2 million in 2026.

Batteries Business Strategy

EPropelled Is On A Mission: It’s All About Efficiency

With mobility companies focused on building better batteries, Lowell, MA-based ePropelled sees an opportunity to build better electric motors. Just don’t call them a manufacturer.

Electrification Electrified Vehicles

Tesla’s Cloudy Future

Tesla is a wildly successful company by any measure. Yet, a lot has changed for the BEV maker in the past year: The economy is slowing down; Legacy OEMs are finally getting in the game; And there is a flood of BEV makers in the global market. Despite some rosy predictions, it’s not clear if Tesla’s can retain its market position.

Electrification Business Strategy
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