The rising stars of the rechargeable battery space have, of course, been light-weight, but energy-dense lithium batteries are expected to experience a growing adoption rate in the global push for fuel economy.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- As electric car trends continue to move forward into 2011, investors want to know what's in store for makers of the rechargeable batteries that will be powering them.
(GM - Get Report) has now raised its planned production rate of plug-in hybrid electric Chevrolet Volts to 60,000 a year by 2012, from the initial planned production rate of 30,000 a year, according to D.A. Davidson analyst Avinash Kant, who cites industry sources in an equity research report. General Electric (GE - Get Report) recently announced that it will buy 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015, almost half of them from GM, including the 2011 Chevy Volt. Read on for a sense of where a handful of lithium battery stocks that popped in 2010 are going as we enter 2011.