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Life Cycle Assessment: C4V Lithium-Ion Battery Cells for Electric Vehicles

Benjamin Matek, Jonathan Dorn, Frank Divita


September 2, 2020

This study from Abt for New York State Energy Research and Development Authority assesses the environmental effects of Charge CCCV (C4V) LLC’s lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery production. The study’s results indicate that the C4V’s battery cell uses fewer metals and less-toxic materials than comparable lithium cell batteries. C4V’s battery cell then leads to lower global warming, acidification, smog, and energy consumption when compared to other Li-ion battery production processes. Additionally, the lifecycle fossil fuel consumption impacts of the C4V battery are about an order of magnitude smaller than comparable batteries, as described in a 2012 study from the Environmental Protection Agency.