American Companies Could Control 40% of Lithium-Ion Battery Market by 2015

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In February, President Barack Obama told the crowd at a Henderson, Nev., high school that not so long ago, the U.S. made barely 2% of the advanced batteries used in the world’s electric vehicles. Now, thanks to a multibillion-dollar federal investment, American companies are positioned to increase production tenfold — and potentially control 40% of the global lithium-ion-battery market by 2015. “We’ve created an entire new industry,” Obama said.

 

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