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In addition to what others have commented on: You can think of it as a way to boot-strap the market. That's easier with existing established technology. Once they're delivering massive quantities of grid storage batteries, it might be relatively easy to justify doing a big investment in a different chemistry and hopefully you can just swap it in for the old one (with some changes to charging electronics probably)

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