Will Washington Kickstart The U.S. Battery Biz?
Automakers and suppliers want government to enable local lithium cell production
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.