Why Intel Could Rock the Electric Vehicle Battery Market

Venture arm Intel Capital has funded battery, energy storage, and alternative energy companies, and Intel certainly has the balance sheet for big R&D bets

Like any emerging industry, the cleantech world tends to accuse newcomers of being interlopers, and that's probably the initial thought many had when news hit that former Intel chairman and plug-in advocate Andy Grove is advising the company to move into the electric vehicle (EV) battery market. Realistically, what could the world's largest chipmaker, which makes the bulk of its revenues on digital communication technology, do to help transform our beleaguered car industry into an electric wunderkind?

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