Published on March 30th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan13
EV Battery Prices, Battery Lifetime, & Battery Breakthroughs (Cleantech Talk #7)
March 30th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan
This week’s Cleantech Talk news episode is something like a “battery special.” Chris DeMorro and I talk about new research highlighting the fast-dropping price of electric vehicle batteries, the wide variation in the lifetimes of different lithium-ion cells, and VW’s stake in solid-state battery startup QuantumScape. We started off the show chatting about new research highlighting a “hidden benefit” of EVs. Enjoy the show, and chime in down in the comments, or in the comments of the articles about these topics, if you want to carry on the conversation.
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Here are the stories we (mostly) talked about this week:
Note that we have a special edition of Cleantech Talk coming next week in which we interview Ian Wright of Wrightspeed. Ian was an early member of the Tesla crew, and is now working to electrify trucking.