Month: April 2018

Global battery production capacity must grow 21 times to electrify the global vehicle fleet

By Will Driscoll Market and policy forces may drive a global transition to electric vehicles. Current and planned global battery manufacturing capacity is 313 gigawatt-hours per year. An estimated battery manufacturing capacity of 6600 gigawatt-hours per year would be needed to electrify the global…

China‚Äôs electric buses will cut global oil consumption by 0.5 percent

By Will Driscoll Shenzhen has replaced its diesel buses with 16,000 electric buses, and authorities there have determined that the electric buses will eliminate the use of 345,000 tons of diesel fuel per year. China is promoting electric buses to improve urban air quality…