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Lithium Battery Development Efforts Ramp Up

12:33 PM MDT | April 10, 2009 | REBECCA COONS

The race to develop and mass produce a powerful, cost-efficient lithium ion (Li-ion) battery for hybrid and electric vehicles is heating up. Two separate consortia of industry, research, and academic organizations have been established in the past three months, with government support providing an additional boost. Lithium: BASF is providing material manufacture. Most recently, eighteen German companies and academic organizations formed the He-Lion partnership to accelerate the development and commercialization of Li-ion batteries for plug-in hybrids and other...

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