Will Battery Disposal Be A Source Of Pollution?

- Jul 11, 2019-

The prosperity of the world's big cities cannot hide rush-hour  traffic jams,which waste potential work or leisure time and hurt people by air pollution. Fortunately, some pioneering companies are accelerating the introduction and popularization of electric cars. But when it comes to eletric cars, conservatives will cite 4 popular fallacies:

 

Fallacies 1:Electric cars simply shift pollution and energy consumption from the vehicle itself to other places,such as oil,gas,coal and nuclear power plants.

Fallacies 2:The production and final disposal of batteries for the electric vehicles constitutes another dangerous source of pollution.

Fallacies 3:As the increase in demand for electricity,our power grid will collapse.

Fallacies 4:Electric car technology doesn‘t  allow us to recharge as quickly as we do at  a gas station (charging anxiety),nor does it allow consumers to travel long distances(range anxiety).

 

In fact, in physics, any acceleration or forward motion against air resistance requires energy. However, the efficiency with which we convert major energy sources such as oil and gas into forward movement is very important. For electric vehicles,the transition from primary energy to electricity takes a completely different path. Large power stations located outside cities have few restrictions on size or weight and they don't need to be moved.  A single power station can service millions of cars and machines. The resulting pollution can even be filtered from a single source, making investment in environmental control more effective. Research in the production and processing of electric vehicle batteries is becoming increasingly hot,and good solutions are emerging in the recycling and updating of vehicle batteries. Restoring battery chemistry is one of them. In addition, people can also use the on-board battery for other purposes after the electric vehicle is scrapped. Industry insiders say that even with current expertise,used batteries can still be used more steadily than before. It‘s worth mentioning that the charging mode of electric vehicles can help ease the tension of peak consumption. Power consumption rose from 6 a.m. to stabilize around 9 a.m.,fell from 6 p.m., and fell sharply from 11 p.m..The charging of electric vehicles works in the opposite way-when people get home at 7 p.m., the energy required to charge them goes up, stays steady through the night, and then goes down after the cars start operating at 7 a.m.

 

All in all,electric cars are perfect for daily commutes. Given that people occasionally drive long road trips or long trips to holiday destinations,it seems reasonable to worry about mileage. Here, though,some blood predictions should be made. For one thing, consumers are increasingly opting for low-cost air travel over long driving hours. On the other hand, the rapid spread of fast charging networks and the shortening of charging time for electric cars will facilitate long-distance travel.