Guessing Games: Predicting Metal Markets for Electric Vehicle Batteries-July 12, 2018 | NEWS BRIEF | Cobalt and lithium prices have been surging. Some analysts predict both metals are heading for oversupply. Others believe the challenges facing OEMs are managing resources, securing supply, and making decisions about where and when to invest in new plants and new mining.
The Ins & Outs of Shipping Batteries
Lithium batteries are an integral part of everyday life; powering
cell phones to electric vehicles. Despite their popularity, lithium
batteries are considered dangerous goods and must comply with
ever-changing shipping regulations. How can standalone cells
ship versus battery packs or batteries integrated into a product?
If shipping by air, what is the acceptable state-of-charge (SOC)
for a cells and batteries? Labelmaster provides onsite audits,
similar to a DOT inspection, to educate and enable manufacturers,
covering everything from paperwork and shipping labels. They
can also assist retailers in avoiding product delays and recall
concerns. SGS explores the intricacies of shipping batteries
internationally and how to avoid costly delays with regulations
effective August 2017 for shipments to India. Ignorance isn’t
bliss when it comes to complying with changing regulations for
shipping batteries. Education, training and audits are all tools
available to help companies navigate regulations and avoid
penalties, delay of product, or loss of consumer confidence.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global battery market for consumer products market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the new sales of batteries for consumer goods (smartphones, laptop, power banks, tablets, smart wearables) market and do not include the aftermarket.