This week, a more efficient type of battery arrives in a wristband fitness tracker. It could soon reach smart glasses, cars and even aircraft.
A swath of recommendations calls for more investments, new supply chains and less reliance on other countries for crucial goods.
A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.
Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.
With government support and lavish subsidies, Chinese companies have come to dominate the market for batteries, motors and other essentials Detroit may need for its new fleets.
The Oct. 18 election may be the country’s best hope to stop its slide into authoritarianism.