Increase in R&D Activities Prove to Aid in Automotive Lithium Ion Battery Market

The automotive lithium ion battery market is showing steady growth, thanks in part to an increase in research and development (R&D) funds provided by the R&D Tax Credit.

Many countries are trying to lower their dependency on gas and diesel for transportation, and focus more on sustainable fuels. This has been driving companies to look to alternative sources of energy. However, until recently there has been little advance in battery technology due to high production costs and a limited availability of the rare materials required. But with the rise in popularity of electric cars, the global lithium ion battery market is expected to increase rapidly; and R&D credits are fueling their development.

Along with R&D tax credits, there are a number of other incentives that the government is providing for this sector. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are giving tax credits of $2,500-$7,000 per electric vehicle purchased in the United States. with some states also providing rebates (e.g. $2,500 in California, $1,000 in Delaware and $5,000 in Colorado) towards the purchase of an electric vehicle.

These government incentives and the growing consumer desire to use clean fuels will continue to drive the demand for electric vehicles; and subsequently the demand for improved lithium ion batteries. R&D credits will prove invaluable in helping companies overcome the high cost of developing and improving new battery technologies.

Although the electric car market is still in its infancy, the projected future looks very promising, thanks in part to R&D Tax Credits. If you would like to find out how your company could benefit from R&D Tax Credits, contact a Swanson Reed R&D Tax Advisor today for an assessment.

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