This past week, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy the Duracell brand battery products division from Procter & Gamble. Though primarily known for its alkaline batteries, Duracell also makes NiMH and lithium rechargeable products. Some analysts speculate that the deal could have broader implications for the power technology industry.

Some analysts say the acquisition of Duracell by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could have implications in the areas of wireless powerand electric vehicles.

Some analysts say the acquisition of Duracell by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway could have implications in the areas of wireless power
and electric vehicles.

For example, wireless charging is one technology that could see a boost. The new investment may accelerate Duracell’s plans to place PowerMat charging devices in Starbucks coffee shops, which number more than 21,000 worldwide. Another area of speculation revolves around Berkshire Hathaway’s investment in the Chinese electric car maker BYD and the possibility that this deal could be a way for Duracell to expand into batteries for vehicles and the power grid.

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