Lithium

Lithium-ion Batteries: Battery Chemistries and Recycling Benefits

Electric vehicles (EVs) are transforming the transportation sector. Powered by lithium-ion batteries, these vehicles are replacing gas and diesel-driven vehicles in many countries. Lithium-ion vehicle batteries have gained popularity for various reasons, including high power-to-weight ratio, high-temperature performance, low self-discharge, and high battery life. These batteries offer many benefits over lead-acid batteries and nickel-metal hydride …

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Technician disassembles an electric vehicle battery with an insulated drill and gloves

Under the Hood: Lithium Power in Electric Vehicles

by Katelyn Tomaszewski The need for lithium batteries is growing every day. Lithium batteries are used in a wide range of things, including cell phones, laptops, kid’s toys, energy storage solutions, and electric vehicles. Lithium used in today’s batteries is primarily mined, while only a small portion is reused. The biggest lithium producers are Australia, …

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