The South Korean battery giants powering many of the world’s electric vehicles face a skills shortage that could drag on the global race towards zero-emissions transport. The country’s three major players , which command a third of the global electric vehicle (EV) battery market, told Reuters they were all grappling with a shortage of research and engineering specialists as demand for the technology balloons. LG Energy Solution (LGES), SK On, and Samsung SDI Co Ltd (006400.KS) all rank in the top-six global battery makers, and supply the likes of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) , Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) and Ford Motor Co (F.N) among others. Yet they are facing growing demands from big automakers and can’t find enough technicians with the training needed to keep advancing cutting-edge tech such as […]