30 Mar '12, 2pm

Lux Research Dissects Lithium-ion Battery Mythology: Filed under: Energy News

Lux Research Dissects Lithium-ion Battery Mythology: Filed under: Energy News

We all know that you can't have a cost-effective electric car without a cost-effective battery. We also know that a small but vocal hodgepodge of ideologues, activists, politicians and dreamers wants everyone to believe that rapid and stunning advances in lithium-ion batteries will finally make the dream a reality after a century of one abject failure after another. I frequently caution readers that it won't be anywhere near as easy as the proponents claim. In a new report titled "Searching for Innovations to Cut Li-ion Battery Costs " Lux Research did a yeoman's job dissecting lithium-ion battery mythology and putting the often inconsistent and invariably confusing world of battery cost claims into an understandable and comprehensive framework that: Explains the technical differences between various types of lithium-ion cells; Explains how future technological improvement...

Full article: http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/2012/03/lux_resea...

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