Climate organization, solid-state EV batteries might reduce carbon emissions even further.

The European Climate Group urged the European Parliament and European Union (EU) member states to include incentives to reduce carbon emissions in new Electric Vehicle (EV) battery standards that are currently being finalized.

Solid-state batteries, as opposed to today's liquid lithium-ion batteries, may lower the carbon footprint of electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 29%, and they could do so even further by utilizing materials supplied sustainably, a campaign organization stated on Tuesday.

According to Transport and Environment (T&E), utilizing sustainable lithium sources and comparing one of the most promising solid-state batteries to lithium-ion technology, a battery's carbon footprint might be reduced by up to 39%.

The new EV battery standards being finalized by the European parliament and member states should include incentives to reduce carbon footprint.

According to T&E's clean vehicles officer Cecilia Mattea, electric vehicles are already much healthier for the environment. However, solid state technology represents a significant advancement since it requires far fewer resources and produces significantly less emissions due to its higher energy density.

Compared to liquid lithium-ion batteries, solid-state batteries have the capacity to store more energy, charge more quickly, and provide higher safety. Solid-state batteries conduct electricity through solid ceramic material rather than liquid electrolytes.

Solid-state batteries are being developed by automakers like Ford and BMW in collaboration with suppliers, and EVs should start using them in the second part of this decade.

Cobalt, a metal mostly produced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has a substantial informal sector and a history of risky working conditions and child labor, is less needed for solid state batteries.

According to T&E, innovative lithium mining techniques like drilling geothermal wells release far less Carbon Dioxide (CO2) than more conventional sources, such hard rock lithium extracted in Australia and processed in China.

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