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Subject:  Re: QuantumScape (QS) Solid State Batteries Date:  11/28/2020  3:20 PM
Author:  Ragnar5000 Number:  116784 of 117759

All,

I happen to have had some experience investing in battery companies at a company I worked for. Over the course of a decade and several investments, none turned out positively.

And yes we had battery, chemistry and solid state experts in the mix.

Generally speaking, battery energy density [a key metric for battery design] improves a few percent a year. And then every couple of decades or so a new chemistry is proven and taken to market for a stair step improvement. Maybe 20-30%. And yes the industry is overdue for the stair stepped improvement.

Personally, I would only invest in a battery company after its technology has been proven. Yes, you may miss a 100 bagger, but you'll be investing in a known winner and not another hoped for winner.

A 2 cent post.

Regards
Ragnar
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