Solid state batteries possibly key to lowering carbon footprint of EVs

Solid state batteries could reduce the carbon footprint of electric cars by 39 per cent, according to a new report commissioned by environmental advocacy group Transport & Environment (T&E). Compiled by Minviro, a company that does raw material lifecycle analyses, the report compares the overall carbon footprint of solid state batteries with two of the most popular current lithium-ion chemistries: nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) and lithium iron phosphate (LFP). The analysis found that solid-state batteries achieved an overall reduction of 24 per cent based on the technology alone, and 39 per cent if sustainable materials were used. It’s also worth noting that LFP batteries have a slightly higher carbon footprint by these calculations. Read original article here.

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