12 Aug '18, 10pm

Electric Car Growth Produces Battery Shortages, Carmakers Can't Match Production With Demand

Electric Car Growth Produces Battery Shortages, Carmakers Can't Match Production With Demand

When Daimler failed with Li-Tec, Daimler incorrectly concluded that having a battery factory was not the way to go. The real reasons they failed were that they lacked both expertise and volume demand, and chose the wrong technology, not because they had a factory. They still need the expertise, and need to make compelling EVs with volume demand, and need to figure out which cell technology is best, but now they are at the mercy of all their competition — which bids for the same factory output and may delay shipments to Daimler, thus limiting EV volumes. Daimler , BMW , VW , Nissan , Renault , as well as various Chinese electric car and electric bus companies are in competition for cells from CATL.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/12/electric-car-growth-...

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