Video by Fully Charged Show via YouTube
Go to Source
EV Batteries. Are they bad for the planet? Do we have enough of them? What about the raw materials? Haven’t they got stupidly expensive?! These are the questions that most EV drivers will be all too familiar with. But perhaps our petrol-head EV sceptics have a point?! Electric vehicle batteries are not perfect, and are at risk of a supply chain crisis like we’re currently experiencing for semiconductors. Substantial action is needed to address raw materials, mining, cell production, battery manufacturing to prevent an EV shortage. We decided to delve into this topic and what did we discover?! Firstly, this is an unwieldy, complex and controversial topic! But importantly, there are ways batteries, and their supply chain can be made better so that the transition to electric vehicles happens on time and as sustainably as possible. Imogen, with extensive help from some serious experts, does her best to explain!
1:18 A primer – what’s in a battery?
3:35 What’s going on?!
6:23 A perfect storm
7:40 Things are changing
10:22 Are there enough raw materials?
11:28 Are batteries ethical or sustainable?
16:31 Doesn’t have to be Lithium?!
17:14 Can batteries be made better?
19:21 Concluding thoughts
IEA Global EV Outlook 2022 – https://www.iea.org/reports/global-ev-outlook-2022
MIT Carbon Tracker – https://www.carboncounter.com/#!/explore
Visit our LIVE exhibitions in Australia, UK, USA, Canada & Europe: https://fullycharged.live/
Become a Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/fullychargedshow
Become a YouTube member: use JOIN button above Subscribe to Fully Charged & the Everything Electric channels
Subscribe for episode alerts and the Fully Charged newsletter: https://fullycharged.show/zap-sign-up/
Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fullychargedshw
Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/fullychargedshow
#electricvehicles #batteries #EVBatteries #supplychain #battery #electricity #mining #lithium #batterycell #rawmaterials #energy