Yes. The US has a very different philosophy to batteries, and power in general. About 10 years ago we moved toward Ammonia Borane fuel cells, but I don't know how widespread its use is yet. Lithium-Ion is disliked. When I'm asked why, I always refer to "Black Hawk Down" which has a scene where the troops are taking cover in a building, and in the background an unexplained (in the film) firework display is going off on another soldier. That's what happens when a Lithium-Ion battery is hit by a projectile or suffers water ingress. The burns are disfiguring and often fatal. For two years in the mid-00s we had to rely on the US as our Lithium-Ion rechargeables were subject to a total recall and destruction order due to poor quality manufacturing (some would say fraud). They crimped the cans instead of welding them, water got in and they exploded. Sorry, hobby horse of mine.