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Demand for Li-Ion batteries explodes by 447%

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  1. Doug_G

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    Demand for Li-Ion batteries explodes by 447% | EPT - Electronic Products and Technology


    That could explain why Elon is so bullish on the prices dropping.
     
  2. vfx

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    OMG

    We will run out!
     
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    5000 S' with 8000 batteries in each probably makes Tesla a big part of that uptic.
     
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    Poor choice of title...
     
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    Wonder how that growth compares to expectations. If better, then of course we could see prices fall faster than expected.
     
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    I was wondering if someone would pick up on that! :biggrin:
     
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    Nice. Should have been "Battery sales on fire!"
     
  8. Mycroft

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    Or "Sale of Batteries on Fire!" :)

    I'm happy they have a solid contract with Panasonic.
     
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    Battery sales heat up?
     
  10. Eberhard

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    there are billions of those cells produced every year which you can find in the Tesla too. If there are increasing numbers of other type like prismatic cells being produced, even 5 times as the year before, it is still a very little number compared to the 18650 cell type.
     
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    Totally. I read it as "Damned Li-ion batteries explode by 477... (children!!)"

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    I assume plug-in vehicles includes bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles? Previous articles like this usually suggested that bicycles would account for a much larger increase in demand in the near future than automobiles.
     

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