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LG reaches breakthrough with new battery technology that will help EVs drive way longer without needing a replacement

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🗞️ Driving the news: LG Chem, South Korea's leading battery producer, has initiated mass 
production of single-crystal high-nickel cathodes
• The new components could boost electric vehicle battery lifespans by over 30% and capacity by 10%

🔭 The context: The cathode, a critical part of an EV battery, often contains costly materials and is pivotal for the battery's energy density
• The cathodes' production is linked to the bulk of the EV battery's carbon footprint, so improving this process can potentially decrease the carbon footprint of electric vehicles

🌎 Why does it matter for the planet: Single-crystal high-nickel cathodes are considered a revolutionary innovation in the battery material market
• They are anticipated to address crucial challenges in the development of next-generation batteries

⏭️ What's next:  LG Chem is gradually transitioning to 100% single-crystal cathode materials and aims to ramp up production to over 50,000 tons annually by 2027
• Keep an eye on how this innovation affects the EV market, including potential incorporation in Tesla's 4680 battery cell program

💬 One quote: "We believe single-crystal high-nickel cathodes are a game-changing innovation in the future battery material market and also the key to solving our customers’ pain points" (Shin Hak-cheol, CEO of LG Chem)

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