Battery production with PV energy reduces CO2 emissions by 69%
A lifecycle assessment of electric cars vs ICEs, possibly the first major study using real world data rather than metadata, has reached some fascinating conclusions. The study was carried out by the Environment Campus Birkenfeld in Trier, Germany. There is one drawback with the analysis; it uses only LFP batteries, not NCM batteries, so it’s probably not an accurate comparison of the chemistries actually used in the market today. Beyond that though there are some really fascinating conclusions. The stand out is that “producing batteries with photovoltaic electricity instead of Chinese coal-based electricity decreases climate impacts of battery production by...