Will Washington Kickstart The U.S. Battery Biz?

Automakers and suppliers want government to enable local lithium cell production

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During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised several steps toward energy independence. One was to put a million plug-in vehicles on US roads by 2015. But there’s one big hitch, says Brian Wynne, president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association. Plug-in vehicles need lithium-ion batteries, which are in short supply. 

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