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EV science / technology links

My collection of the best resources that I’ve found that dive deeper into the science and technology behind electric vehicles. If you are really interested in this technology, here’s the good stuff.

See the separate DC Fast Charging page for information on DCFC in Atlanta

Why Batteries Die by Prof. Jeff Dahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxP0Cu00sZs

Two-part series by Two Bit da Vinci about Tesla’s Model 3 batteries
Part 1 of 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGFiaWvD-KI (chemistry, economics, form factor)
Part 2 of 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdUqQZC2dcE (packaging, degradation, temperature management)

presentations by JB Straubel, Tesla CTO:

Sept 2013, Energy@Stanford & SLAC Conference, jump to 12m00s and 19m00s points
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShJuKTmtHjY

May 2014, annual Energy Storage Symposium, at 19m10s he gets into home storage solutions and at 26m40s into the (positive!) impacts to the larger grid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSox7mLbyE

other resources:

2018: a series of short videos showing the internals of the Tesla Model 3, including drivetrain, inverter, cooling and HV system.

2015: EAA comments on California DCFC rollout, excellent analysis of charging infrastructure needs for roadtrips:
http://www.wind-works.org/cms/fileadmin/user_upload/Files/Reports/EAA_DCFC_Recommendations_To_CEC_March_2015_General.pdf

2015: temperature impacts, Leaf fleet study:
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/02/20150218-michalek.html

2014: Union of Concerned Scientists shows how a widely-misreported UM study actually shows that EVs are cleaner than gas cars:
http://blog.ucsusa.org/new-electric-vehicle-study-climate-770

2008: Sherry Boschert of Plug In America did a massive well-to-wheels emissions meta analysis:
http://images.pluginamerica.org/EmissionsSummary.pdf

ChargedEVs magazine’s collection of white papers:
http://ChargedEVs.com/Whitepapers