March 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
The growth in deployments of lithium batteries will inevitably create a large flow of retired or used batteries. By 2030, analysts predict that retirements could exceed half a million vehicles annually or over 2 million metric tonnes of batteries per year
February 20th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling has been a topic of discussion for years, but it took some time to get enough electric cars on the road (and then off the road) for commercially viable EV battery recycling outfits to grow. The times, they are a-changin', and we're starting to hear a bit more about the idea and early ventures. One such story comes from Audi and Umicore
April 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
The cutting-edge research at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will one day go to waste—but not into a landfill
March 27th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Fortum, a clean energy company in Finland, is working with Crisolteq to develop advanced technology that will allow up to 80% of the materials inside lithium ion batteries to be recycled.
November 22nd, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
Ben Pullen, the managing director of Global EVRT, led a rousing day of informative e-mobility talks for the first ever e-mobility session at Intersolar Middle East last year. It culminated in questions from the audience. This question & answer session followed presentations on the accelerating transition to electric vehicles, the power of inflection points, sustainable cities, and more
August 4th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Researches at Michigan Technological University have created a process to recycle lithium ion batteries using 100 year old basic mining techniques. The process is inexpensive and uses little energy.
June 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
I just published 11 highlights from yesterday's 2018 Tesla shareholder meeting. I cut off right around the start of the Q&A session — tweets plus live Q&A. This article continues that initial list to include 17 more highlights. In this case, we have no charts from Tesla, but the highlights may be even more interesting. As usual, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared more details than we could have hoped for, supplemented here and there by CTO JB Straubel, CFO Deepak Ahuja, and Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen
May 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Nissan and Sumitomo have entered into a joint venture to make remanufactured batteries for the Nissan LEAF in Namie, near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
February 27th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
China has issued new regulations that make car makers responsible for recycling and disposing of old batteries from EVs. It that any way to run a modern economy?
November 24th, 2016 | by James Ayre
It makes more sense from an economic standpoint to recycle old plug-in electric vehicle batteries than to reuse them directly for home energy storage, according to a new report from Lux Research. The primary reason? According to Lux Research, reused plug-in electric vehicle batteries will "deliver questionable returns on account of reduced performance, limiting them to application with less frequent and shallower depth of discharge cycles."
May 15th, 2016 | by James Ayre
Nissan has revealed a new home energy storage product created from recycled batteries sourced from the company’s electric vehicle offerings, [&hellip
March 4th, 2013 | by Joshua S Hill
Electric vehicles are becoming more and more important to the future of a green planet Earth, with production and sales [&hellip
August 17th, 2012 | by Tina Casey
The idea of wind-powered cars sparked a bit of humor in the presidential campaign earlier this week, but two powerful trends [&hellip
February 17th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind
Imagine confusion, trying to navigate streets in a Chinese haze where you can't see across the street. It is like being in a dense fog where you are afraid to breath. Street signs are invisible even if you could understand them. Crossing the street on foot is more a matter of trust or hope than observation. The situation is in many ways similar to our gaze into a murky transportation future. "Is that an EV or a too silent hybrid bearing down on us out of the gloom? Do we hear the clatter of a diesel engine approaching or is that a familiar gasoline powered car about to run us over?" An unknown future creates anxiety