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Published on March 30th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

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EV Battery Prices, Battery Lifetime, & Battery Breakthroughs (Cleantech Talk #7)

March 30th, 2015 by  


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:

Hidden Benefits Of Electric Cars, Even More “Environmentally Friendly” Than Previously Thought

EV Battery Costs Already ‘Probably’ Cheaper Than 2020 Projections

Battery Tests Show Some Lithium-Ion Cells Last Over 5x Longer

Volkswagen To Decide On Solid-State Batteries By July

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.

Image by Zachary Shahan | EV Obsession | CleanTechnica (CC BY-SA 4.0) 
 
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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the CEO of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he offers no investment advice and does not recommend investing in Tesla or any other company.



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