Amit Kumar | A Circular Economy for Electric Vehicle Batteries

Feb 28, 2024 | engineering and tech

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Electric vehicles – or EVs – are a cornerstone for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. They’re far better for the environment than their fossil-fuel-burning counterparts, but there’s one major catch: the toxic materials found in their batteries still present a serious environmental risk. So, how can we address this? By embracing a circular economy for EV batteries! In a circular economy, used batteries are repurposed for a second life, or are recycled to recover strategic raw materials, which can be processed further to manufacture new batteries. But before we get there, there are a number of hurdles to overcome. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘A digital solution framework for enabling electric vehicle battery circularity based on an ecosystem value optimization approach’, in npj Materials Sustainability, doi.org/10.1038/s44296-023-00001-9

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