Jason Plautz writes in Utility Dive on American Batter Factory’s efforts to ramp up domestic battery production.
- American Battery Factory, a Utah-based energy storage company, will deploy a network of battery gigafactories in the U.S. to increase domestic battery production.
- The company specializes in making prismatic LFP batteries, a type of lithium-ion battery that doesn’t use cobalt and has a lower fire risk than nickel batteries.
- Tesla has indicated that they will begin to make a long term shift to LFP batteries for energy storage and some of its electric vehicles.
“According to ABF, the company’s batteries will perform at least 10,000 discharge cycles with a 20-30 year lifespan. The products will be designed for storage systems on the utility- and residential-scale level, as well as military uses and certain large electric vehicles like trucks, buses and trams.”
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