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Video: Analyst Warns Sodium-Ion Battery Race Is China’s to Lose

A senior IDTechEx analyst says production SiBs are coming soon—but from China, not the West.

Michael C. Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Battery Technology

June 6, 2024

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A Chinese flag flies high over central Shanghai.
A Chinese flag flies high over central Shanghai.CREDIT: LIU LIQUN / CORBIS DOCUMENTARY VIA GETTY IMAGES

A senior technology analyst at IDTechEx says that China, already a Goliath in the EV battery contest due to its resources and research prowess, is poised to be the leader in the burgeoning field of sodium-ion battery development and production.

China is leading the race to sodium ion commercialization," IDTechEx’s Shazan Siddiqi tells internet technology media site The Register. “They have over 50 companies that are in the lab stage, and then there's probably about five to eight companies who are ready to commercialize … in the next few years.”

Here’s the entire interview:

About the Author(s)

Michael C. Anderson

Editor-in-Chief, Battery Technology, Informa Markets - Engineering

Battery Technology Editor-in-Chief Michael C. Anderson has been covering manufacturing and transportation technology developments for more than a quarter-century, with editor roles at Manufacturing Engineering, Cutting Tool Engineering, Automotive Design & Production, and Smart Manufacturing. Before all of that, he taught English and literature at colleges in Japan and Michigan.

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