Managing, venting, charging, light weighting, protecting, producing—all hot topics surrounding perhaps the hottest topic in the automotive advanced technology world right now—no, not engines, but batteries to power electric motors.
As evidence of how hot batteries are running, this week hundreds of tech companies from around the world set up shop in a convention center barely an hour outside the Motor City in Novi, Michigan, attracting several thousand industry attendees to the side-by-side displays of engine-less prowess called The Battery Show and Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo. Not a HEMI or diesel in sight as the industry locks in on what it is banking billions on an eventual move away from internal combustion engines towards vehicles you fill up with kilowatts rather than fossil fuels.
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