Recently some industry insiders have expressed their hesitancy in making substantial capital investment in lithium-ion battery manufacturing. They appear to lack confidence at the future of the lithium-ion technology.
As a fan of Tesla, I have two questions:
1. Are there any new battery technologies that may replace lithium-ION batteries in near future?
2. How will Tesla manage this risk when building its giga-factory? Will it be easy for the factory to switch if a new battery technology comes along?