Gallery: Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halv...


Right now, one of the biggest roadblocks to the widespread adoption of electric cars is the cost of the vehicles — which is mostly linked to their very expensive batteries. A group of researchers in Europe wanted to figure out if those costs could be lowered and if so, when. They’ve discovered that if innovation is properly integrated into the electric vehicle (EV) battery industry, the cost of batteries could halve by 2018. In the case of the Nissan Leaf, the battery accounts for just under 1/3 of the total cost of the whole car. Cutting that price tag would do a great deal to make these vehicles more affordable for more people.

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1 Comment

  1. caeman September 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

    This is just plain common sense and absolutely correct. Get the cost of the batteries down a very significant percentage of today’s cost and suddenly even the common shift worker can buy a Leaf or Prius.

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