The announcement from Ford Motor company, that battery work is being taken in-house should come as no surprise to battery observers. Battery making companies continue to pursue a myriad of chemistries and concepts making life confusing for cash strapped OEMs. The Editor reports from the advanced battery value chain meeting in Washington.
There's no shortage of ideas when it comes to putting batteries into automobiles for the purposes of making EVs, HEVs or plug in hybrids.
There is however a shortage of time, investment capital, skilled personnel, general understanding and patience when it . . .