• Electric-vehicle charging stations could use as much power as a small town by 2035 - and the grid isn't ready

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Charging infrastructure along US highways will need major upgrades to deliver the amount of power needed in the EV future, a new study suggests. EVgo
    A boom in electric cars and trucks will require big upgrades to charging infrastructure.
    A new study suggests that by 2035 some stations will need to provide as much power as a small town.
    As soon as 2030, a typical charging station's peak energy usage could rival that of a sports arena.
    US roads are destined for an onslaught of electric vehicles, from SUVs and pickup trucks to delivery vans and semis. But the country's charging...
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  • Carmakers fighting for battery supply need ways to track EV ingredients. A new kind of 'passport' could be the answer

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Ford is one of the automakers leaning into the new "battery-passport" concept. Ford Motor Co.
    Car companies are desperate for EV batteries - but they need to be sourced and made sustainably.
    A "battery passport" that traces everything from a battery's mining to recycling could help.
    Experts say using the battery passport could separate auto-industry winners from losers.
    Car companies across the globe are scrambling for battery supplies - and on top of critical materials shortages, they're facing governmental regulations that restrict how and where they get what they need to turn away from...
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