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Circular Economy for EV Batteries?

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Customer Operations Manager WindESCo

I am a professional specializing in energy, sustainability and technology with a particular interest in the renewable energy sector and operations. I believe energy is one of the biggest...

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"The same McKinsey report found that the supply of second-life EV batteries could surpass 100 gigawatt-hours per year by 2030, with the potential to meet half of the forecast global demand for utility-scale energy storage in that year."
The environmental impact of batteries has always been something about electric vehicles that has caused me to ask a lot of questions and this would be an amazing opportunity to create a more circular economy. #EV #batteryrecycling #batterystorage #electricvehicles #carmanufacturing #demandresponse


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Matt Chester on Jul 1, 2020

I wonder if there could be any elevated synergies with the proposed EV model (which, admittedly, I'm not sure how far off the ground they got) that would instead of seeing EVs stop to charge would have them stop to swap out depleted batteries with full batteries? 

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Maria Kiefer on Jul 1, 2020

That would be an interesting supply chain to map out and to see what would be the most efficient approach!

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