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may see 6x the 2016 Lithium battery production by 2020

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by SpiceWare, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. SpiceWare

    SpiceWare Member

    Sep 5, 2015
    Fresno, Texas
  2. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

    May 7, 2015
    New Mexico
    Let's see ...
    A billion cars, at 50 kWh a pop requires 50 billion kWh, or 50,000 GWh
    Presuming a battery life of 10 years, eventual production capacity should level off at 5000 GWh a year

    Conclusion: there is more than enough room for everybody who wants to build Gigafactories. And this is before we consider battery applications for home and the power industry.
  3. Brando

    Brando Active Member

    Sep 27, 2016
    Bainbridge Island, WA
    #3 Brando, Nov 6, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2018
    right on - and see how many other auto execs. are jumping at this remarkable opportunity - where are they??
    - well perhaps the storage industry ? (maybe for large scale +100 MW a cheaper solution will be found? maybe not)

    Also, 2017 battery demand reached 31.3 GWh. in China
    and we think Tesla will produce close to 35 GWh in 2018.
    The race is on - I guess we should wait til Jan. 2019 to look for data on the battery production race.

    PS - Still curious to me Australia doesn't get into the Lithium Ion battery production.
    They have all the raw materials, plenty of sun for cheap solar power and it would/could be a good hedge against coal production exports, which should start to trend down, right?

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