Industry Analyst -- Fuel Economy
Erin researches and reports on fuel-economy trends and environmental regulations.
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Automotive industry experts point to the post-2030 timeframe for BEVs to be similarly priced to ICE cars, with a majority predicting lithium-ion battery packs will reach $100/kWh after 2025.
Regulations around the world point to automakers as the responsible parties for end-of-life lithium-ion battery packs in their products. Traditional recycling methods have been inefficient and costly, but with a surge of EVs coming off the roads in the next few years, new processes can better match material supply with rising demand.
A look at the U.S. emissions and fuel-economy policy and how it is impacting the electric-vehicle market.
While the California Air Resources board is planning the maximum emissions reductions for the post-2025 era, it is also considering how to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles by addressing consumer hesitancy and other uncertainties.
There is some agreement on if the policy goals will be reached, but opinions differ on whether it can make it through the Supreme Court.
Toyota helped boost the market to a record-high hybrid rate.