It’s an uncertain time and many EV owners aren’t driving as much as they usually would. We’ve collected the most important information on when, how, and if you should charge while isolating at home.
Tesla is in talks with Chinese battery-maker CATL to use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in their Shanghai-made EVs, Reuters reports. But what is LFP? Are we finally looking at a cobalt free, affordable future for EV batteries?
Bloomberg are back at it with the 2019 Battery Price Survey and they’ve found what we all expected: EV batteries are getting cheaper every year and will continue to do so over the 2020s. Check out the reasons, the tech, and the implications on JET Charge Journal.
Tesla aren’t the only automaker with plans to make their own EV batteries. Volkswagen Group have begun pilot production at their cell production facility in Salzgitter this week. The plant is expected to begin full-scale production by 2024, providing the batteries needed for VW’s company-wide transition away from combustion.
What will it take for widespread, world-changing electric vehicle adoption? With batteries making up a huge percentage of EVs’ total cost, the $100 per kWh figure has emerged as the key measure to bring prices on par with combustion. With recent reports suggesting it might be closer than ever, we take a look at battery production and the significance of the milestone.
Removing the battery from an electric vehicle and replacing it in a matter of minutes? Crazy. Swappable batteries have long been ridiculed by EV automakers, but they might have found a home in the wider world of e-mobility. Today on the JET Charge blog we’re asking what this tech really is, what it promises, and where it fits in an electric future.
Swedish automaker Volvo are using blockchain to help establish “full transparency and traceability” in their cobalt supply. After a long history of child exploitation and conflict mining history of the rare metal, this is a step in the right direction for EV automakers and future tech. But is it enough?
Falling EV battery prices are a key factor in their growing popularity worldwide, but what goes into that cost? Is the dollar value all we should be looking at? Today on the JET Charge blog we examine the web of factors that go into battery tech, how they’re affecting the price and the performance of EVs today, and what’s next as li-ion technology is perfected and eclipsed.