by David Ferris, E&E News
- Tesla, General Motors, and Contemporary Amperex Technology are attempting to make car batteries that can last one million miles
- The batteries have been tested in labs, but have not been manufactured and tested
- Electric vehicles could hypothetically last forever with the advent of this ultra-long range battery
- However, many factors such as temperature, frequent charging, and age all still play a role in how well the battery lasts over time
- EV’s last much longer than traditional combustion engine vehicles and require less maintenance
- Long-range vehicles could be utilized most by ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft since cars used in this industry face more servicing needs
- Batteries could be utilized to shift renewable energy from one part of the day to another
The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California campaign calls for investments and bold policies to support clean mobility, including a phase-out of all gas-powered vehicles.
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Janina is a graduate of the Energy Management and Design program at Sonoma State University with experience in non-profits that specialize in sustainability and volunteerism.