Managing resources to reduce battery costs for zero emissions

Davide Castelvecchi – 17/08/2021 in Nature
Electric cars and batteries: how will the world produce enough?

Added comment: Good review of how to reduce battery costs costs for electrifying fossil fuel driven private transport. Not discussed here is that the fabrication of private vehicles consumes way more resources than just what is required for the power train. If we are serious about stopping and reversing global warming we will need to do more than just stop carbon emissions. Major savings on all sorts of resource requirements can be made by replacing private vehicles with electric bicycles and public transport and delivery. A good project for someone who is good with numbers would be to calculate the global footprint required to produce a private car for a person/family vs how many people/families without a private car could occupy that same footprint.

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