How green are electric vehicles?
New York Times · May 19, 2021
Jessika Trancik (Institute for Data, Systems, and Society) discusses the benefits of EVs over hybrid vehicles in achieving our emissions reduction goals. Her lab has created an interactive tool that compares the relative climate impacts of a wide array of different cars based on range of relevant factors.
Technology innovation gives government leverage to drive down emissions fast – here’s how
The Conversation · April 7, 2021
Jessika Trancik (Institute for Data, Systems, and Society) explores how government policies can help spark innovation in solar, wind and battery markets, helping to reduce carbon emissions.
Lithium battery costs have fallen by 98% in three decades
The Economist · March 31, 2021
The price of lithium-ion batteries has dropped significantly since 1991, according to a new analysis by Jessika Trancik (Institute for Data, Systems, and Society) and others. The analysis shows the drop parallels similar improvements in solar and wind energy technologies and that further steep declines could be possible.