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The Electric Battery.

Author: Kevin B Jones; Benjamin B Jervey; Matthew Roche; Sara Barnowski
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jones, Kevin B.
Electric Battery: Charging Forward to a Low-Carbon Future.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin B Jones; Benjamin B Jervey; Matthew Roche; Sara Barnowski
ISBN: 9781440849022 1440849021
OCLC Number: 982012244
Notes: EV Case Study: Norway's Global Leadership.
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages)
Contents: Cover ; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright ; Contents; Foreword by Donald R. Sadoway; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. The Electric Battery and a Low-Carbon Future; Introduction; What Is an Electric Battery?; The Electric Battery as Core Climate Solution; How the Battery Begets Cleaner Cars; How the Battery Helps Integrate Intermittent Renewables; The Electric Battery: A Very Brief History; Why Is It Called a Battery?; Alessandro Volta and the Voltaic Pile; Planté and the First Rechargeable Battery; Leclanché and the First Dry Cell; Invention of the Alkaline Battery: Jungner versus Edison. Alkaline's True Arrival: Lewis Urry's EvereadyThe Leading Edge of Lithium; What's Next?; Chapter 2. The Technical Challenge: More Powerful and Longer-Lasting Batteries; Introduction; Primer: Electricity and Storage; What Is Energy?; What Is Electricity?; How Does Electricity Transport Energy?; Battery Basics: What Are the Components of a Battery?; How Is Electric Potential Created?; Electricity Storage: How Are Batteries Quantified and Compared?; Traditional Battery Chemistries; Lithium-Ion Batteries; Leading-Edge Battery Chemistries. Beyond the Battery: How Are Batteries Configured for Scalability?How Do Batteries Rely on Other Technologies?; Building the Battery; Where Do Battery Materials Come From?; How Are Batteries Manufactured?; Remaining Technological Challenges; Conclusion; Chapter 3. The Battery's Environmental Footprint: How Clean Is the Technology?; Introduction; Understanding the Life-Cycle Environmental Impact; Life-Cycle Assessment Standards; Goal and Scope: Establishing Boundary Conditions; Determining Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis; Evaluating Total Environmental Impact; Conducting Sensitivity Analyses. Life-Cycle Environmental Impact of Lithium-Ion BatteriesBoundary Conditions; Total Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts; Impact of Spillover Effects; Regional Grid Operations; Associated Social Impacts; Conclusion: Is the Electric Battery a Clean Technology?; Chapter 4. The Battery as the Enabler for Electrifying Mobility; Technological Change and the Automobile; The Climate Factor; A Long and Winding Road for Electric Car Development; Early EV History; First Regulations for Auto Emissions; CAFE Standards Set the Stage for an Electric Vehicle Comeback. California's Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) RegulationThe Rise and Fall of the EV1; The Popularity of the Toyota Prius; The Rise of the Modern Electric Vehicle; The Global EV Leader; Influential EV Market Factors; The EV Battery; Gallons versus Kilowatt Hours; What Determines EV Range?; The Current EV Battery Market; Future Performance and Research; End of Battery Life and Recycling; Battery-Charging Infrastructure; EV Charging Levels and Infrastructure; Battery Design and Charging; Electric Vehicle Incentives and Programs; EV Case Study: California's EV Leadership; EV Case Study: Blue Indy.

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