Duke University recently published a new study that indicates, by 2020, over half of the new car sales are expected to be hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid automobiles, and pure electric cars.
The world is rushing to develop and produce advanced lithium-ion batteries for electric car; the United States already has the conditions to be a world leader.
Duke University to carry out the analysis of globalization, governance, and competitiveness of the study center pointed out, once the hybrid car seems, Japan by virtue of the Toyota Prius directing the United States about ten years.
However, Prius uses nickel metal hydride battery, the huge bulk of the next generation of pure and hybrid electric vehicles will use lithium-ion batteries, and appropriate for vehicles with lithium-ion battery hasn't yet been completely developed commercialization and mass production.
Marcy Lowe, the lead author of the report said, even though a professor of the Texas University to help develop lithium-ion battery technologies in the 1980s, but today almost all cell phone and laptop computer lithium-ion batteries are produced in Asia.
The report pointed out that, largely as a result of economic stimulus funds, the lithium-ion battery supply chain has over 119 locations in 27 states. According to the United States announced capacity expansion plans, 2015 will have a 40% share of the worldwide automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturing capacity.
American Reinvestment and Recovery Act 2009 of funds create U.S. battery sector leap and jumped development. From just two batteries assembly plants to 30 planned websites, all play an integral role in the whole battery value chain, containing materials, components and parts, battery production and assembly.