New data indicates that the majority of plug-in electric vehicles sold in the United States are also equipped with battery cells and battery packs domestically produced.
The Department of Energy (DOE)’s Vehicle Technologies Office recently highlighted the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)’s report, which says that capacity-wise, 57 percent of battery cells and 84 percent of battery packs in plug-ins sold between 2010 and 2021 were also produced in the US.
Those are pretty healthy numbers. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) is expected to amplify local battery-related investments so the situation will be even higher.
The three largest foreign “suppliers” of battery cells were Japan, South Korea, and Poland. In the case of battery packs, the largest foreign suppliers were Japan, Germany, and South Korea.
However, ANL noted that despite the majority of cells being produced locally, they may contain materials from other countries. As we understand, the goal is to secure local production of key materials as well.
Manufacturing Location for Cells, Packs, and Vehicles for PEVs Sold in the United States from 2010 to 2021 (GWh)
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