Enevate Corp. officials note that “battery manufacturing is the highest contributor of carbon dioxide emissions to the overall manufacturing of any electric vehicle,” but say its batteries beat the competition on environmental protection and overall safety.
Enevate can lower carbon footprint when making the battery, compared to batteries used by Tesla for example, says Chief Executive Robert Rango.
“We’re 26% lower during the battery manufacturing process than conventional EV batteries today,” he says, citing as examples the batteries used in Audis as well as Teslas.
He points out that after a gasoline-powered car and an EV are driven for about 15,000 miles, “then the EV has a lower, smaller carbon footprint at that point.”
Rango also says the Enevate batteries have a lower risk of catching on fire, a risk that was highlighted by Teslas going up in flames during the recent Hurricane Ian.
“Compared to conventional cells, the cells that you find in the Tesla, we’re safer,” Rango told the Business Journal on Oct. 19. He said that assessment is based on testing to date and that conventional graphite cells fail the test.