Since the mid-2000s, lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery costs have been dropping steadily, enabling its adoption in many industries such as portable electronics and transportation. Governments worldwide have seen the adoption of Li-ion batteries as a once-in-a-lifetime industrial opportunity in terms of job creation and competitive advantage in the transportation sector.
Some of them have tried to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles through subsidies, tax breaks and mandatory manufacturing quotas, sometimes replicating US legislation. In this context, China appears to be the most active country.
Roskill's battery analyst Jose Lazuen will discuss Roskill's findings on China's activity and investments in the EV industry, during his paper: "China: The Emerging Giant in Vehicle Electrification", presented at The Battery Show North America on 11th September.
Held 11-13th September 2018 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan, The Battery Show North America is the biggest event of its kind in the region, bringing together 8,000 delegates from more than 600 companies in the advanced battery supply chain. To meet Roskill at the show, contact Jose Lazuen (email@example.com), Sam Kiri (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit booth #1349.
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