Energy Transition

Batteries can be part of the fight against climate change - if we do these five things 

Workers inspect Baojun E100 all-electric battery cars at a final assembly plant operated by General Motors Co and its local joint-venture partners in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Norihiko Shirouzu - RC19D20C7350

It takes nine years for an electric car to be greener than a diesel car, on average. Image: REUTERS/Norihiko Shirouzu - RC19D20C7350

Jonathan Eckart
Project Lead, Global Battery Alliance, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum
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Image: International Energy Agency, Global EV Outlook 2017
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Image: Second Life-Batteries As Flexible Storage For Renewables Energies by Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V. (BEE), Hannover Messe
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