gniv 225 days ago [-]
Is this because everybody is expecting a "breakthrough" in battery tech, thus dooming a big investment in lithium-ion plants?

I keep seeing stories about solid-state batteries, but I don't have a feeling if they really are close to being production-ready.

rurban 224 days ago [-]
Cells are a short-lived technology, and are soon to be replaced by better tech. It's highly dependent on Chinese rare earths. But Germany is the sole developer of hi-tech PMM's, the motors needed for E-cars.