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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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NextEnergy Center’s Highlights on Global Lithium Ion Battery Supply Chain Dynamics and Domestic Opportunities

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World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6(4), 909-920; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj6040909
Published: 27 December 2013
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Lithium ion batteries are utilized in a range of applications including grid support and powering consumer electronics, medical devices, and electric vehicles. Advocacy for, as well as public and private investment in hybrid cars and electric vehicles has resulted in a surge in research and development (R&D) to create more powerful and cost effective lithium ion batteries. This high level of interest has also led to rapid expansion of battery manufacture capacity and has resulted in the over-capacity and fragmentation of the industry. Due to the disjointed quality of the lithium-ion battery industry, opportunities for collaboration and growth, resulting from numerous innovations throughout the supply chain, are overlooked. [1] Although range anxiety is often portrayed as the primary reason electric vehicle adoption is not growing more rapidly by the general population, the cost of vehicles is actually the larger issue. At present, the battery pack is the highest cost component driving the price of EVs. A year-long study was conducted by NextEnergy to obtain a better understanding of the size, scope, and supply chain dynamics of the lithium ion battery and next-generation energy storage systems industries. One major objective of the study was to better understand and define areas of opportunity for cost reduction, the results of which are presented in this paper.
Keywords: Lithium ion batteries; supply chain dynamics; R&D Lithium ion batteries; supply chain dynamics; R&D
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Radomski, D.; Jezierski, K.; Nelson, T.; Kibler, R. NextEnergy Center’s Highlights on Global Lithium Ion Battery Supply Chain Dynamics and Domestic Opportunities. World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6, 909-920.

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