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Automaker GMC shows off its Hummer EVs at a plant in Detroit. Nic Antaya/Getty Images

Making EVs without China’s supply chain is hard, but not impossible – 3 supply chain experts outline a strategy

China controls much of the global EV supply chain, but electric vehicles that use its parts and minerals won’t qualify for new US EV tax credits. Can America build its own supply chain?
The electric car makes it possible to partially decarbonize transportation, but the fate of the batteries after their use remains an open problem. Michael Marais/Flickr

Can electric vehicle batteries be recycled?

Between reuse and recycling, what happens to the batteries of electric vehicles?
A truck carries lithium carbonate at a lithium mine in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Photographer: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Nigeria’s latest lithium find: some key questions answered

For the moment the find in Nigeria simply points to the potential for lithium resource. Full exploration will be necessary.
A pilot plant near the Salton Sea in California pairs lithium extraction with geothermal energy production. Michael McKibben

How a few geothermal plants could solve America’s lithium supply crunch and boost the EV battery industry

Lithium is essential for batteries that power electric vehicles and store energy from solar and wind farms. A new U.S. source could provide 10 times more lithium than the country uses today.
Most of the world’s electronics are not recycled, posing health and environmental risks. catscandotcom/Getty Images

Consumer electronics have changed a lot in 20 years – systems for managing e-waste aren’t keeping up

Technical advances are reducing the volume of e-waste generated in the US as lighter, more compact products enter the market. But those goods can be harder to reuse and recycle.
Replacing carbon-emitting gas-powered cars with EVs requires whittling away EVs’ price premium, and that comes down to one thing: battery cost. Westend61 via Getty Images

The road to electric vehicles with lower sticker prices than gas cars – battery costs explained

EVs will have lower sticker prices than gas vehicles when batteries are cheaper. Getting there comes down to knowing where to cut costs.
Lithium ion batteries revolutionised the way we use, manufacture and charge our devices. They’re used to power mobile phones, laptops and even electric cars. Shutterstock

Nearly all your devices run on lithium batteries. Here’s a Nobel Prizewinner on his part in their invention – and their future

Nearly all your devices run on lithium batteries. Here’s a Nobel Prizewinner on his part in their invention – and their future. The Conversation41,5 Mo (download)
M. Stanley Whittingham was one of three scientists who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries – used to power mobile phones, laptops and electric cars.

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