Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) hold great promise for reducing pollutant emissions from the vehicle sector since BEVs outperform conventional vehicles in most environmental metrics. The lithium-ion battery that stores the vehicle’s energy has become a point of concern for its effect on pollutant emissions and for uncertainty regarding its future end-of-life. Jarod Kelly from Argonne National Laboratory will examine the used BEV market (as a means toward social equity), the opportunity for second-life applications of the BEV’s battery, and life cycle environmental effects associated with BEVs.

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