Paul Nadjarian of Mojo Motors explores the challenges presented by electric car batteries, and the opportunities created for battery recycling.
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Electric vehicles create one form of waste: old batteries. Through a unique partnership, the Nissan Leaf battery may find new life as energy storage.
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The idea of the electric car is simple enough: replacing a gasoline combustion engine with an electric motor which drives transmission. Most make use of a battery, which is charged up overnight by a connection to a household socket. Just drive home, and plug in. So, with no engine burning up fuel, the electric car becomes a zero-emission car, doesn’t it? Unfortunately no.
No doubt about it: the Chevy Volt looks like it will be one sweet ride (even the not-so-sporty production vehicle). But a group of electric vehicle enthusiasts here in the St. Louis area isn’t willing to wait for the hybrid Volt’s 2010 roll-out… so they’ve built their own fully electric vehicles. [social_buttons]Today’s Post-Dispatch features the […]