By Cromwell Schubarth | TechFlash Editor | Silicon Valley Business Journal
Aug 25, 2022, 3:20pm PDT Updated: Aug 26, 2022, 6:18pm PDT
The global push to replace gas-powered vehicles with electric ones and to slow global warming has put a charge in the battery industry.
“The thing that Tesla did was bring a lot of battery talent into Silicon Valley,” said Celina Mikolajczak, a former top manager at the car company who is now the chief battery technology officer at Lyten Inc., a San Jose battery startup. “The thought of everything you needed to do was enough to make you want to get under your desk and hide. But after you have a front row seat to that, you realize it can be done and you know what it takes to make it happen.”