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Lithium Ion Batteries Cause Serious Damage When Thrown Away

 

SAN FRANCISCO – Love your electronic devices all you want, but please, please, please don’t throw them in the trash when you’re done with them.

That’s a plea from makers of the lithium-ion batteries that typically power our phones, laptops and even power tools. Thrown into the trash or even the recycling bin, they can cause fires at trash and recycling centers. Last year, 65% of waste facilities fires in California began with lithium-ion batteries. And when one goes, others can, too.

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Galvanising the Battery Logistics Indust

lithium Ion Battery Logistics Pose Safety Challenges

 

DETROIT – Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a smart investment for consumers. Aside from appealing to the increasing desire to be environmentally conscious, research indicates that they need much less post-sales maintenance and service than conventionally powered vehicles.

Yet servicing and maintaining these vehicles requires a different approach compared with ICE vehicles. While OEMs expect that EVs will need less servicing, manufacturers will be challenged to adapt their aftersales businesses to meet the needs of EVs in areas such as parts replacements, logistics and handling of lithium batteries.

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Changes are Coming to Electric Vehicle Supply Chains

 

MUNICH – Today, electric vehicles account for only about 0.1% of the global vehicle stock and less than 1% of sales; volume growth in SUVs and trucks, while lower in percentage terms, has had a bigger impact on the market. However, if the world’s major economies are to meet climate change commitments, a large chunk of the market will need to switch over to electric propulsion. Deployment targets vary, but experts suggest the EV parc will be measured in the tens of millions by the 2020s and more than a 100m by the 2030s.

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Lithium Batteries Make the Military Stronger, but Logisitical Issues Remain

 

VIRGINIA – One of the most important has been the use of lithium – in both its metal form in non-rechargeable primary batteries, and as a non-metallic compound in secondary rechargeable types, known as Lithium-ion (Li-ion). The latter has the benefit of being one of the lightest metals, as well has having a high

electrochemical potential. This combination

creates batteries with some of the highest

energy density for weight currently available.

Lithium batteries were introduced

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