Cleantech Talk #7: EV Battery Special

This week’s Cleantech Talk news episode is something like a “battery special.” Chris DeMorro and I talk about new research highlighting the fast-dropping price of electric vehicle batteries, the wide variation in the lifetimes of different lithium-ion cells, and VW’s stake in solid-state battery startup QuantumScape. We started off the show chatting about new research highlighting a “hidden benefit” of EVs. Enjoy the show, and chime in down in the comments, or in the comments of the articles about these topics, if you want to carry on the conversation.

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Here are the stories we (mostly) talked about this week:

Hidden Benefits Of Electric Cars, Even More “Environmentally Friendly” Than Previously Thought

EV Battery Costs Already ‘Probably’ Cheaper Than 2020 Projections

Battery Tests Show Some Lithium-Ion Cells Last Over 5x Longer

Volkswagen To Decide On Solid-State Batteries By July

Note that we have a special edition of Cleantech Talk coming next week in which we interview Ian Wright of Wrightspeed. Ian was an early member of the Tesla crew, and is now working to electrify trucking.

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Zachary Shahan

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.