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While electrifying long-haul truck fleets would bring considerable environmental benefits, it’s proven to be a challenging task. Fleets must find ways past these obstacles to embrace sustainability.
In their current state, photovoltaics cannot generate the amount of energy needed to fully power electric vehicles like cars and buses. However, they will augment power needs, making batteries last longer and generating power for features such as air-conditioning.
Before drivers can start looking into the future, they need to take a look at the promises that automotive manufacturers and governments are making in regards to electric vehicle adoption and moving toward a zero-emission future.
Electric Vehicle Sales Headed for Five and a Half Million in 2021 as Automakers Target 40 Million Per Year by 2030
Passenger electric vehicle sales are set to jump over 80% in 2021, to 5.6 million units, off the back of unprecedented industry and government commitments around the world over the last two years.
Electric Vehicles’ Unsustainable Little Secret - Batteries Are the Weak Link in the Sustainability Chain
Typically made from raw materials including cobalt, nickel and manganese, lithium-ion batteries are extremely expensive to produce and require high levels of mining activity.
Gigafactories have several advantages over smaller facilities. They can eliminate some of the risks of complex supply chains, they are built with sustainability in mind from day one and they spur economic growth by creating employment opportunities for thousands of people.
In battery pack manufacturing, the cells are often already assembled and the engineer is challenged with coming up with a design to join them in series and parallel to deliver optimum energy. A typical Li-ion cell is constructed of nickel plated cold rolled steel.
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Millions of batteries with their hazardous components get dumped in landfills all over the world. Most of these batteries are never properly disposed of and recycled. Battery recycling is the solution to this problem.
The research by ESI Automotive and engineers of its customers, involved a series of real-world electric vehicle (EV) tests. The results clearly demonstrate the efficiency benefits of using silver sintering technology for inverter designs versus a soldered solution.
Many advertisements associated with today’s automakers mention how those companies have committed to future EV production. The main worry is that these intentions to scale EV production are not happening fast enough to provide genuine benefits anytime soon.
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Stryten Energy Enters the Long-Duration Energy Storage Market with Acquisition of Storion Energy's Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Technology
Vanadium Redox Flow batteries are ideal for renewable energy sources such as wind and solar needed to power the U.S. transition to clean energy.
IonQ and Hyundai Motor Partner to Use Quantum Computing to Advance Effectiveness of Next-gen Batteries
-Partnership will create largest battery chemistry model yet to be run on a quantum computer, simulating structure and energy of lithium oxide -Project lays the groundwork to improve performance, cost and safety of lithium batteries
HONEYWELL AND FREYR COLLABORATE TO DEPLOY ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS VIA NEXT-GENERATION BATTERY CELLS
The battery cells produced through this project can be utilized by "behind-the-meter" or industrial locations, as well as "front-of-the-meter" locations like large solar and wind renewable power generation sites.
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