New Battery Recycling Center Will Have A Big Impact on Europe

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 11 May 2023 12:10:17 +0000

Lithium-ion batteries are a rapidly growing technology, used to power everything from our mobile phones to electric vehicles to renewable energy systems. Lithium-ion batteries generally have a much longer lifespan than anti-EV commentators would lead people to believe, and once they’re too degraded for vehicle use, they serve for years more doing stationary energy storage. […]

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Honda’s Working On More US-Based Battery Production

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2023 13:06:03 +0000

If you remember 2022 (it seems so long ago now), you probably remember the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). If you’re a fan of EVs and you spend much time on social media, you probably saw all of the controversy over the Act’s treatment of battery minerals for EV tax credits. I predicted that the situation […]

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Panasonic Strikes Battery Minerals Deal In Canada

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:30:14 +0000

Rare earth minerals and other battery materials are crucial for global politics. As this article explains, China’s power over the worlds clean technology advancements and medical progress came to a head in 2010 when it cut off supplies to Japan. This ultimately left Japan defenseless, and with no choice but to cave on the border […]

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Are There Enough Materials To Manufacture All The Electric Vehicles Needed?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2022 04:50:55 +0000

The short answer is yes. But this is a complicated question, so let’s dig in further. The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is necessary to decrease climate-changing emissions. As deployment increases, so will the demand for EV battery materials such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel. These materials are primarily supplied through two sources: 1) newly mined […]

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Recent Battery Deals Could Indicate Manufacturers Are Up To The Task Congress Gave Them

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2022 18:34:53 +0000

A large reason people were hesitant about the most current version of US electric vehicle subsidies was that it wouldn’t provide funding to vehicle makers who rely on China for minerals used in batteries. Some argued that if we only used battery materials from friendly countries, it would either lead to a slower EV adoption […]

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The Really Big Battery Deal In The IRA That People Are Missing

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2022 01:08:54 +0000

When it comes to electric vehicles and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, almost all of the discussion has been around the consumer tax credit for buying an electric vehicle, including the interesting new battery aspects of that. That’s a big topic, but there’s a whole other battery angle separate from the consumer tax credit, […]

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Talon Metals Finds More Nickel in USA

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 03:50:21 +0000

As we’ve discusses several times here on CleanTechnica, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 pushes hard for electric vehicles to use batteries that use minerals coming from “friendly” countries, not countries of concern like China or Russia (we’re not on great terms right now). The problem is that most of the minerals in an EV […]

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Lithium Spot Prices Up ~900% Since January 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2022 18:57:46 +0000

In July 2020, I interviewed the EV battery mineral experts at RK Equity for the first time. The core story was clear: there was growing demand for electric vehicles, but not enough investment in EV battery mineral mining, and lithium mining in particular. The result was as predictable as could be for an Econ 101 […]

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