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Electric vehicle battery technologies: From present state to future systems
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Fjordforsk AS Inst Sci & Technol, Energy Sci, N-6894 Midtun, Vangsnes, Norway..
Tech Univ Cluj Napoca, Automot Engn & Transports Dept, Cluj Napoca 103105, Clausenburg, Romania..
2015 (English)In: Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, E-ISSN 1879-0690, Vol. 51, 1004-1012 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Electric and hybrid vehicles are associated with green technologies and a reduction in greenhouse emissions due to their low emissions of greenhouse gases and fuel-economic benefits over gasoline and diesel vehicles. Recent analyses show nevertheless that electric vehicles contribute to the increase in greenhouse emissions through their excessive need for power sources, particularly in countries with limited availability of renewable energy sources, and result in a net contribution and increase in greenhouse emissions across the European continent. The chemical and electronic components of car batteries and their waste management require also a major investment and development of recycling technologies, to limit the dispersion of electric waste materials in the environment. With an increase in fabrication and consumption of battery technologies and multiplied production of electric vehicles worldwide in recent years, a full review of the cradle-to-grave characteristics of the battery units in electric vehicles and hybrid cars is important. The inherent materials and chemicals for production and the resulting effect on waste-management policies across the European Union are therefore reported here for the scope of updating legislations in context with the rapidly growing sales of electric and hybrid vehicles across the continent. This study provides a cradle-to-grave analysis of the emerging technologies in the transport sector, with an assessment of green chemistries as novel green energy sources for the electric vehicle and microelectronics portable energy landscape. Additionally, this work envisions and surveys the future development of biological systems for energy production, in the view of biobatteries. This work is of critical importance to legislative groups in the European Union for evaluating the life-cycle impact of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries on the environment and for establishing new legislations in context with waste handling of electric and hybrid vehicles and sustain new innovations in the field of sustainable portable energy.

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2015. Vol. 51, 1004-1012 p.
Keyword [en]
Life-cycle, Electric batteries, Electric vehicles, Portable energy, Green chemistry, Future systems
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Energy Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276041DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.010ISI: 000364725700008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-276041DiVA: diva2:901852
Available from: 2016-02-09 Created: 2016-02-09 Last updated: 2016-02-09Bibliographically approved

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