Recorded August 18, 2020
Electric vehicles offer the potential for tremendous reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, as well as conventional pollutants near roadways. They are clean, quiet, and efficient. But what about the batteries? To what extent is the manufacture and end-of-life treatment of the batteries a significant concern, and what is being done? With fossil fuel interests spotlighting battery issues to discourage EV adoption, Plug In America encourages an open and honest discussion of the legitimate concerns.
Hanjiro Ambrose has conducted research on EV battery technologies for the University of California at Davis and for the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Jennifer Krill is the President of the Board of Plug In America and the Executive Director of Earthworks.
Ron Freund is a board member of Plug In America and has driven plug-in vehicles for more than twenty years, totaling over 310,000 miles!