EV battery costs

DALL·E generated image of an army of identical batteries swarm a shipping port.

The Rise of Batteries in 6 Charts & Not Too Many Numbers

The unstoppable rise of batteries is leading to a domino effect that puts half of global fossil fuel demand at risk. Battery demand is growing exponentially, driven by a domino effect of adoption that cascades from country to country and from sector to sector. This battery domino effect is set … [continued]

Single-crystal structures for cathode materials (left) are juxtaposed with an agglomerated polycrystal structure (right).

More Range from Nickel-Rich Electric Vehicle Batteries

A new nickel-rich, single-crystal battery technology is on track for rapid deployment A seemingly simple shift in lithium-ion battery manufacturing could pay big dividends, improving electric vehicles’ (EV) ability to store more energy per charge and to withstand more charging cycles, according to new research led by the Department of … [continued]

The Electric Car Cost Tipping Point

One of the most interesting and most challenging things in my career in cleantech media in the past decade has been communicating technology transitions. It is simply so difficult for us humans to deeply comprehend (or “digest”) the arc of the trends as they are occurring. Even a rapid market transition seems like it is going very slowly (“taking forever”) until it happens all of a sudden.

Clean Transportation News

  Aside from our 15 or so clean transportation stories from the past week, here are a few more from around the interwebs: Green Cars Ford has unveiled the cost of its Ford Focus Electric batteries — “$12,000 and $15,000” per battery pack. “That is up to $15,000 on top of … [continued]