Electric vehicles (EVs) are finally starting to hit the mainstream, and while they’ve a long way to go before they’re the industry standard, they’re getting some well-deserved attention from experts.
In a new video released Wednesday, Grid Connections host Chase Drum interviews auto and energy industry experts Sandy Munro and Bob Galyen about Tesla’s Battery Day announcements. After a few minutes, Autoline head John McElroy also joins the conversation.
In the video, the four break down some of the different information shared on Battery Day, including Tesla’s new tab-less cell batteries, lithium mining, cell manufacturing speed, cooling systems, the Model S Plaid, and the automotive market for EVs in general.
On Tesla’s decision to pursue lithium more intentionally, Galyen said, “As I’ve seen in the past, I think the next generation of battery will be advanced lithium.” He continued, “I think it’s interesting that Elon and his team did not mention solid state batteries, because I think he agrees with some of my buddies at our national laboratories that we will continue to see lithium-ion batteries as the mainstay in the industry for at least a couple more decades.”
As EVs grow into the automotive industry standard, they’ll surely evolve quite a bit. In the meantime, it will be fascinating to watch the next few decades of EV adaptation, as new technology continually arrives on the scene.
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