Blog: Lithium-ion battery costs - what's the rate of progress?
Dave Leggett | 16 March 2012
The relatively high cost of electric cars is pretty much bound up in the high costs of the lithium-ion batteries or more particularly, the cells themselves that make up the battery. It simply ain't cheap. And volumes are not huge. Also, there's no silver bullet in prospect in terms of a magical technical fix that produces an overnight transformation of the cost/performance metrics. It's more a case of steady improvement and a long haul ahead - Moore's Law it ain't.
So what's a realistic rate of improvement in terms of the timescale for battery costs to come down?
Some interesting thoughts at the below link.
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