LiFePo4 battery prices ?

Hillhater

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There seems to be a sudden drop in LiFepo4 battery prices which stubbornly held at over us$400 /kWh for a long time.
The 12v , 100+ Ah , auto/ RV storage batteries are now showing up on line localy (free delivery!) at much lower prices from “brand name” suppliers .
I guess there is a lot more production capacity on stream now.
Currently this well known RV brand 200AH , 12 v , (2.4 kWh) battery is available for Au$650 delivered, which works out at us$182 /kWh.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/134355442424?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D244524%26meid%3D711c78619207462187da886e9f783b12%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D165361258308%26itm%3D134355442424%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv9PairwiseWebMskuAspectsV202110NoVariantSeedKnnRecallV1FitmentPromotionConfirmFitM1%26brand%3DKing&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851&amdata=cksum%3A134355442424711c78619207462187da886e9f783b12%7Cenc%3AAQAHAAABQIoe%252BbppBcM6uOvaHv3GFMx%252FVrlLpRvtKt%252FawDPhhymwyKolNOXVBZYxlKPHs%252FAh4qKO71I1LbhrYtPdiOWIk5k4SHQYVP0L8jBxGg2cViYFTQ1fjHte3HG1nkj5YHMzzI0haFvjulYvMpIxgpJl1VOE%252FZIzXMIYxcKsU2yTWCNWaLtfa5nnksznn9z8ewLMucA8tvQDv8QyHIVpRskHEbbBWOZNOWL0FUBP4KK%252FuZVbsm%252BKW2VAYcG0hmrkSPnicE0AlL3nDxN0HVKvxdblDiR1jvJwAai1qelDaScjwsQIR%252BvyjouHIsvASwydi9rL5g0KQyU8e7Y%252FNL8RizauveKt8wszNv%252BXPz67TWspIKFcQyLpEv7L39hiwIWfoJ3vjaJDmnWfhcbyOFAtEYEd2g5Q9P%252FqTmZFkBdLzcdzcpPt%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2047675

Much better than previous,..but still a way off the often predicted <$100 /kWh
 
The China to Oz distribution pipeline is IMO much better developed and less "friction" than China to USA

High volumes also bring the shipping / local inventorying costs way down.

And Aussie torts liability is a much more manageable risk factor.

In the past your tariffs were punitively high, I guess those have eased up a bit?
 
Oz still has a major trade tarrif war with China on many products ( wine, coal, iron, etc) ..but some products seem to either be ignored or are exempt.
Also there are many Chinese businesses based in Oz specifically importing /retailing Chinese products.
The surprising thing to me is how quickly something can be bought online from a Chinese based supplier and reach my doorstep within a few days at zero shipping cost ?
Internal Oz mail/ post is slow and expensive .
 
Wow wish they would set up stateside.

If you get a crap shipment here you are supposed to ship back to China, which costs so much more than the replacement products would be worth...
 
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