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Key Takeaways

Key takeaways from Week 6.
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Here are the key concepts and takeaways from the week.

  • What factors impact the aging process of batteries? Battery capacity fades depending on time and usage, and as batteries charge and discharge, their internal physical & chemical structures degrade.
  • What is a second-life battery? Once a battery reaches the end of its useful life for electric buses, it will still retain 60%–80% of its initial capacity, leading to opportunities for second-life applications before eventually being recycled.
  • How batteries are recycled? The materials that are recovered during the different types of recycling and the challenges of recycling batteries, such as knowledge of new regulations, financial difficulties, and more.
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