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The battery race: what is at stake for Europe and what are the prospects?

Authors (M-Five):
Dr. Wolfgang Schade, Ines Haug

Until 2021 battery cells for electric vehicles have primarily been imported from Asia. However, Europe is a large EV market and in the future will not continue to merely import cells. Analysing the location factors and the innovation system reveals that Germany and other EU countries provide promising conditions to establish own cell manufacturing capacities, which until 2030 will enable to supply more than 900 GWh of batteries for EVs per year.