Category: EVs

5 Midwestern governors agree to create a network to charge electric vehicles

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The governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin are joining forces to build a new network for charging electric vehicles. The bipartisan plan aims to improve the region’s economy while also reducing toxic emissions from cars and trucks.

The next step for electric cars is to make them part of the grid

Read the full story at Fast Company.

As more people buy EVs, electric systems are challenged by the increase in demand. But there’s also a chance to rethink energy storage.

End-of-life management of lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles: Selected references on problem scope, regulatory environment, and circular economy opportunities

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Lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) are powerful, relatively inexpensive, and lightweight energy sources that power a wide variety of electronics and portable tools. LiB applications in consumer electronics include wireless headphones, cell phones, laptops, tablets, handheld gaming devices, hearing aids, calculators, hoverboards, e-cigarettes, portable tools, cameras, and other devices. They are also found in larger products such as electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage systems. This bibliography focuses on recent publications related to LiBs in EVs, specifically in light-duty vehicles/cars.

Pritzker makes his play for electric vehicle business

Read the full story at Crain’s Chicago Business.

A new bill would boost tax breaks for companies wanting to build the next generation of green transportation in Illinois.

Money and range: Experts note roadblocks to EV adoption

Read the full story at Utility Dive.

The smaller the truck, the smaller the battery, which is why fleets such as PepsiCo’s target medium-duty vehicles for electrification.

Tesla says it can now recycle 92% of battery cell materials

Read the full story at Interesting Engineering.

Tesla released its 2020 Impact Report this week, in which the electric vehicle (EV) automaker claims it has the capacity to recover approximately 92 percent of battery cell materials thanks to ongoing improvements to its recycling process. 

The company has been working with third-party recycling firms for years to improve its capacity for end-of-life battery recycling. In doing so it hopes to curb the environmental cost of mining materials such as cobalt that are needed for the batteries — one of the main points EV detractors bring up when arguing against the technology.

High-power wireless vehicle charging technology licensed by HEVO

Read the full story from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed its wireless charging technology for electric vehicles to Brooklyn-based HEVO. The system provides the world’s highest power levels in the smallest package and could one day enable electric vehicles to be charged as they are driven at highway speeds.

Millions of electric car batteries will retire in the next decade. What happens to them?

Read the full story in The Guardian.

The quest to prevent batteries – rich in raw materials such as cobalt, lithium and nickel – ending up as a mountain of waste.

Cities can play a key role in the transition to electric vehicles

Read the full story at Yale Climate Connections.

A push for EVs in Columbus, Ohio, offers a glimpse of what transportation electrification could look like on the ground.

Millions of electric car batteries will retire in the next decade. What happens to them?

Read the full story in The Guardian.

The quest to prevent batteries – rich in raw materials such as cobalt, lithium and nickel – ending up as a mountain of waste.

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