First up, let’s look at the batteries themselves. Can you give us an overview of the development of batteries for EVs, from a technical perspective?
From the R&D perspective, the technology used in lithium-ion cells is mature, and more or less at the end of its development. The next hurdle for manufacturers is to achieve reliable, high-quality mass production of these cells to reduce the cost. In the lab, it is all working fine, but when you bring it to mass production, there are several problems. For example, they are likely working with chemicals from different suppliers, which can lead to failures during the automated mass production of the cells.
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