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Life Cycle Analysis of Battery Electric Vehicles

The Union of Concerned Scientists has released Cleaner Cars from Cradle to Grave  , a comprehensive, two-year review of the climate emissions from vehicle production, operation, and disposal. 71 more words

Bolivia rules out uranium production, opts to focus on lithium industry

Bolivia’s government has ruled out pursuing uranium production after consultations with German and French experts and decided to focus instead on…

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What it takes in the new electric car race: $1 billion, a Tesla veteran, or Bill Gates' imprimatur

The electric car race is escalating, and if you want credibility, especially if you’re a startup, it seems increasingly helpful if you have at least one of three things—a billion dollars to spend, an investment from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, or one or more employees you poached from Tesla Motors. 490 more words

From 2GreenEnergy Intern Fabio Porcu: Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries were first marketed by Sony in 1991 and their development continues to accelerate today. In their conventional structure, they employ carbon in the negative electrode, while the positive is a lithium compound, such as LiCoO2. 543 more words

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Vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson is buying experimental battery startup Sakti3

Dyson, the UK-based home appliance manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Sakti3, a seven-year-old Michigan startup working on an experimental solid-state approach to advanced batteries.

Dyson will pay $90 million cash for the company, according to a merger document seen by Quartz, which specifies the deal will close today after being approved by both company boards on Sept. 252 more words

Volkswagen is pegging its fate to a major bet on electric cars

Volkswagen, confronting a daunting threat to its size and prestige, is making a dramatic pivot to electric vehicles. The move has seemed a likely one… 265 more words

Nobel oddsmakers think it's time to honor the 93-year-old father of the lithium-ion battery

The world chemistry community is abuzz with what’s become a perennial exercise in oddsmaking: When will it be John Goodenough’s year to win the Nobel Prize? 169 more words