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4 Benefits of LFP Batteries for EVs

This post is by Tessa Di Grandi from Visual Capitalist

The following content is sponsored by First Phosphate

LFP Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Even though the technology behind EVs has evolved significantly over the past decade, batteries have always been a critical component. 

Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries are becoming an increasingly popular choice for standard-range EVs, with major automotive producers like Tesla and Ford introducing LFP-powered vehicles into their catalog. 

In this infographic, our sponsor First Phosphate highlights the advantages of using LFP cathode batteries in EVs.

Benefit 1: Safety

LFP batteries are among the safest types of lithium-ion batteries, with a low risk of overheating and catching fire.

These batteries are less prone to thermal runaway and do not release oxygen if they catch fire, making them safer than other lithium-ion batteries.

Benefit 2: Long Life Cycle

LFP batteries have a longer lifespan than other types of lithium-ion batteries due to their low degradation rate. Meaning they can be charged quickly without significant battery damage, therefore leading to a longer lifespan.

LFP batteries can also withstand a larger number of charge and discharge cycles, meaning they can last longer before needing to be replaced.

Benefit 3: Cost-Effective

The materials used to produce LFP batteries are also relatively cheap compared to other types of lithium-ion batteries.

The main cathode materials used in LFP batteries are iron and phosphate, and they are in relative (Read more...)

Why Does the Automotive Industry Need PGMs?

This post is by Tessa Di Grandi from Visual Capitalist

The following content is sponsored by KGP Auto

What are PGMs and Why Does the Automotive Industry Need Them?

Platinum group metals (PGMs) are a category of metals that include platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, osmium, and iridium. 

PGMs are crucial to the automotive industry as they are required for autocatalysts within automotive catalytic converters and exhaust systems. These convert harmful pollutants into less dangerous carbon dioxide and water vapor.

In 2020, 60% of global PGMs were utilized for autocatalysts, demonstrating the significance of PGMs to the auto industry.

In the above graphic sponsor, KGP Auto takes a look at the role PGMs will play in the future of decarbonizing the automotive industry.

EV Forecasts

PGM use in the auto industry has been typically forecasted to reduce as battery electric vehicle (BEV) share increases. This is due to the fact that BEVs do not need PGMs for catalytic converters.

However, the rollout of BEVs faces major challenges such as resource limitations, cost, and infrastructure.

According to projections by KGP Auto, BEVs will only make up 38% of the automotive market by 2040, far short of the 65% needed to achieve net-zero emissions.

To address this, KGP Auto’s recent report proposes a scenario in which material supply is matched to a broader fuel mix.

The Mix

This broader fuel mix will be intended for hybrid vehicles and other vehicles that can (Read more...)