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LG Chem & Panasonic In Tight Race To Be #1 EV Battery Supplier, CATL Solidly #3

It’s all about those batteries, ’bout those batteries, ’bout those batteries. The electric car market is influenced by aesthetics, aerodynamics, tech efficiency, semi-autonomous and infotainment features, and more. However, it seems no single element is more important than the batteries

Pathways toward realizing the promise of all-solid-state batteries

(University of California – San Diego) UC San Diego nanoengineers offer a research roadmap describing four challenges that need to be addressed in order to advance a promising class of batteries, all-solid-state batteries, to commercialization. The researchers describe their work to tackle these challenges over the past three years.

Elon Musk: “Alien Technology” Is Coming

Tesla’s Q4 2019 earnings call sent the stock into orbit during after-hours trading and in subsequent days. For a quick overview of the company’s financials, check the source — Tesla’s official Q4 and FY2019 update. Meanwhile, I was furiously taking notes during the company’s conference call, which had engaging questions from retail investors (via the innovative SAY.com platform), and assorted Wall Street analysts. 

Tesla Gigafactory 3 Has ~7,000 Battery Packs In Stock For Chinese Model 3 Production, Will Use LG Chem Cells In 2020

Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 was built in a hurry because both China and Tesla had a lot to prove to the world, and if anyone was betting against Elon, they lost and joined a very long list of people who doubted Musk and were proven wrong

Tesla Will Obtain Battery Cells From LG Chem For Chinese Model 3 Production

Tesla has agreed to source battery cells for the Model 3 cars it makes at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai from LG Chem. The cells will be made in China. CATL and Panasonic may also provide battery cells in the future.

South Korea Says FU To Diesel Cheating While Tesla Model 3 Customers Form Long Lines

South Korea is an interesting case in “Electric Vehicle World.” LG Chem, probably the most notable EV battery company not connected to Tesla, is based there. It seems like LG Chem has battery contracts with every single automaker (it might be more like 60%). SK Innovation and Samsung SDI, medium-sized battery producers, also call Korea home. And then there are Hyundai and Kia, or Hyundai–Kia if you combine them due to their intertwined investment structure. These large automakers have produced highly acclaimed electric vehicles, but they struggle to produce a large number of them — or just don’t care to do so