NGK Spark Plug to Vie for Solid-State Battery Production

By Ray Prince NGK Spark Plug, the world’s largest manufacturer of spark plugs, is now increasing its focus towards the solid-state battery market.
The move appears to be pre-emptive against the predicted decline of internal combustion engines, and a bid to modernize its product portfolio as electric vehicles come to the forefront.
“We realized that it was inevitable that the industry would at some point shift from the internal combustion engine to battery EVs, and that ultimately this could make our spark plug and oxygen sensor businesses obsolete,” said Takio Kojima, senior general manager of engineering and research and development, in an interview with

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