Dublin, May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – ResearchAndMarkets.compublished a new article on the electric vehicle battery industry “Electric cars promise greener driving – but what do we do with the old batteries?” Report was added ResearchAndMarkets.com Offer.
When an electric car battery reaches the end of its life, its green benefits fade. If it ends up in a landfill, its cells can release problematic toxins, including heavy metals. And recycling the battery can be a dangerous business, warns materials scientist Dana Thompson of the University of Leicester. If you cut too deeply into a Tesla cell or in the wrong place, it can short out, burn, and release toxic fumes.
This is just one of the many problems researchers face, including Thompson trying to address an emerging problem: How can the millions of electric vehicle (EV) batteries that manufacturers are expected to produce over the next few decades be recycled? Current EV batteries “really aren’t designed to be recycled,” says Thompson, a research fellow at the Faraday Institution, a research center studying battery problems in the UK.
That wasn’t a huge problem when electric vehicles were rare. But now the technology is taking off. Several automakers have announced they will phase out internal combustion engines within a few decades, and industry analysts predict that at least 145 million electric vehicles will be on the road by 2030, up from just 11 million the previous year.
The article on ResearchAndMarkets.com contains a selection of reports on electric vehicle batteries such as:
- Electric Vehicle Charging Station Market by Charging Type; Through connector protocol; By loading method; On application; By Region – Segment Forecast, 2020-2026
- EV Batteries and Materials: Technology, Trends and Market Forecast
- Perspectives in electrification in 2025
For the full article and a list of related reports on the market, see “Electric Cars Promise Greener Driving – But What Do We Do With Old Batteries?”
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