The Telegraph feature: "Mission impossible? Britain races to get ready for 2030 switch to electric cars"

Adapting EV batteries to be repurposed would encourage reuse and support a circular ecosystem – including creating additional storage capacity to support an influx of EVs and charge points on the grid. Carlton Cummins, Co-Founder, discusses with James Cook for The Telegraph.

Adapting EV batteries to be repurposed would encourage reuse and support a circular ecosystem – including creating additional storage capacity to support an influx of EVs and charge points on the grid. Carlton Cummins, Co-Founder, discusses with James Cook for The Telegraph.

"The reason why we have such a challenge today with reusing a lot of batteries is actually that many of them were not made with the next stage of their life in mind." – Carlton Cummins, CTO & Co-founder of Aceleron.

Carlton highlights the need of governments to encourage EV makers to "change the way they design batteries to make them easier to disassemble", as well as support the building of battery recycling and repurposing facilities (currently insufficient). This could address the upcoming challenges of battery waste and need for additional energy storage, as many of these EV batteries "could be used to help store energy".

Read the full @Telegraph article here.

November 17, 2020