Etikettarkiv: Litium

Near Term EV Deployment Might Happen Faster Than Lithium Can be Mined

Skrivet av Ella Rebalski – RISE Viktoria

EV Stock Will Increase Very Quickly, Very Soon

The demand for Electric Vehicles could grow to as much as 20 million worldwide by 2020, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) [1]. The scenario is based primarily on estimates related to the cumulative announcements of new vehicle releases from OEMs, but it also lines up with the commitments that UNFCCC member countries made to support the deployment of EVs as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement. This is the highest possible scenario that the IEA accounts for based on cumulative OEM announcements, the lowest possible scenario of that type that they predict is 9 million EVs in stock by 2020.

In a graph on page 6 of their Global EV Outlook 2017, the IEA considers country targets, OEM announcements, as well as decreasing battery costs and increasing energy density to draw deployment scenarios for EVs, which in this case includes both Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) [1]. Currently, the global EV stock has just passed 2 million in 2016 [1], so an increase to 20 million would represent a 10 fold increase. Fortsätt läsa Near Term EV Deployment Might Happen Faster Than Lithium Can be Mined