Electric cars have a lack in the industry of lithium batteries
According to sources, manufacturers of lithium batteries you want to raise the price of their products, and we are talking about double-digit increase.
The reason is the increasing demand from the manufacturers of laptops, which, in turn, was caused by the fact that the manufacturers of the batteries started to provide its products to automotive companies involved in electric vehicles. The reallocation of priorities has resulted in the growth of sales of laptops started to be a lack of standard batteries 18650 for batteries.
This situation, according to experts, is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future, because most manufacturers of lithium batteries do not plan to increase production of batteries for laptops.
In addition to the 18650 cylindrical sources in industry today there is a shortage and lithium-polymer batteries that are used in very thin laptops. In this case, due to the large number of orders for new models of these laptops from Apple, Acer, Asustek Computer and other companies.
Taiwanese battery manufacturer Simplo Technology, commenting on the situation, said that the company is prepared for the fourth quarter of 2016. No delays are planned, and the sale of the company is expected to grow by more than 15%.