The Importance of Consumer Incentives for Electric Vehicles

2021-08-06T12:43:55-04:00

On August 5, 2021, the White House announced that President Biden will sign an Executive Order that sets an ambitious new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or fuel cell electric vehicles.  President Biden was joined in the announcement by executives from General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, which have separately announced that 40%-50% of their vehicle sales will be electric by the end of this decade. The elephant in the room, of course, is how do you make that happen?  The even bigger elephant is how do you [...]

The Importance of Consumer Incentives for Electric Vehicles2021-08-06T12:43:55-04:00

The Challenge of Building a Lithium Battery Supply Chain in North America

2021-05-28T17:45:51-04:00

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you for the invitation to speak this morning to the Hamilton Commission.  My name is Jim Greenberger and I am the Executive Director and founder of NAATBatt International, the trade association of developers, manufacturers and users of advanced battery technology in North America.  Since 2008, NAATBatt’s mission has been to promote the use and manufacture of advanced batteries in the United States and the growth of the good American jobs that manufacturing will create.  Today, NAATBatt has 164 corporate and institutional members representing all elements of the advanced battery supply chain in North America. [...]

The Challenge of Building a Lithium Battery Supply Chain in North America2021-05-28T17:45:51-04:00

Why Batteries are Important to America

2021-05-07T10:37:01-04:00

Good afternoon.  My name is Jim Greenberger and I am the Executive Director and founder of NAATBatt International, the trade association for developers, manufacturers and users of advanced battery technology in North America.  Since 2008, NAATBatt’s mission has been to promote the manufacture of advanced batteries in the United States and the growth of the good American jobs that manufacturing will create.  Today, NAATBatt has 162 corporate and institutional members representing all elements of the advanced battery supply chain. I want to use my opening remarks to emphasize why battery technology is important to the United States.  In truth, it is [...]

Why Batteries are Important to America2021-05-07T10:37:01-04:00

Are Lithium-Ion Batteries a Strategic Technology?

2020-02-24T03:01:00-05:00

One of the most interesting sessions during the NAATBatt 2020 annual meeting was the Industry Leaders Roundtable: How To Make the U.S. a Leader in Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing.  The session featured a discussion among government and industry leaders in energy storage about what the United States might do better to support the domestic manufacturing of lithium-ion battery cells. The panelists generally agreed on a number of points:  that building a supply chain is important but building demand for the batteries may be more important;  that the U.S. does not have the same tools to work with that China does; and [...]

Are Lithium-Ion Batteries a Strategic Technology?2020-02-24T03:01:00-05:00

Testimony Before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission

2019-06-25T02:16:31-04:00

On June 7, 2019, I had the privilege of testifying in Washington, D.C. before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on the subject of China's growing dominance of lithium-ion battery manufacturing.  The written statement that accompanied my testimony is reproduced below:   Introduction My name is James Greenberger and I am the Executive Director of NAATBatt International.  NAATBatt is a trade association of advanced battery manufacturers and their supply chain partners doing business in North America.  Today, NAATBatt has 110 corporate members, including major automobile manufacturers, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, battery cell and pack manufacturers, chemical companies, energy materials suppliers and [...]

Testimony Before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission2019-06-25T02:16:31-04:00
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