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The 2022 Solid State Battery Summit took place recently in Chicago. Ines Miller, a consultant for the P3 Group, presented a current snapshot of the industry, some of the key players, and a timeline for when we’re likely to see the first solid-state batteries in EVs is closer than you think.
Automotive just-in-time sourcing strategy at odds with how semiconductor industry works, Roland Berger analyst says.
Jim Nebergall, general manager of the hydrogen-engine business at Cummins, sees hydrogen-fueled engines as a good short- and medium-term solution to decarbonizing the long-haul, heavy-duty truck market.
Battery expert John Warner signals high hopes for solid-state technology, says battery cost targets are in sight, questions Toyota’s less-aggressive approach to BEVs and frets about America’s spotty battery-supply chain.
Analysts say suppliers are ramping up battery capacity and making other strategic investments as demand for battery-electric vehicles hits new highs in 2021.
The agency expects to allocate about $6 billion – to be matched by industry – to developing infrastructure, from mining and processing core battery components to recycling.