TOKYO – Bulls and bears alike can be seen in the global battery market. Industry analyst Hideo Takeshita, speaking last month at a Tokyo conference, warned that while lithium-ion battery demand for electrified vehicles continues to grow, most battery suppliers are losing money. Takeshita, who is president of B3, a Tokyo-based market research company, predicted global lithium battery demand would grow to 200 GWh in 2019, nearly one-third higher than 2018’s record levels. More ...

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