After a decade of low simmering investments, Wall Street and Silicon Valley are suddenly pouring billions of dollars into the invention of a superbattery for a mass-market electric vehicle industry. But if the often-sordid, 140-year history of automotive batteries is any guide, some of the unicorns that have emerged will turn out to be exaggerations and failures, with the very real chance of an outright fraud, or two. On Medium, battery scientists and clean energy researchers Nicholas Yiu, Crystal Jain and Melissa Zhang this week chronicled the recent history of fraud in battery commercialization.

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Steve LeVine

I am Editor at Large at Medium with interests in ferreting out the whys for the turbulence all around us. Ex-Axios, ex-Quartz, ex-WSJ, ex-NYT, ex-FT.

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