**The study took real-world data from 15,000 EVs of various makes and models in the U.S. By linking to the vehicles’ connectivity systems, the company took several battery readings daily, including charging activity, EV battery level, and estimated range.
The data showed that most EVs driven close to 100,000 miles still have at least 90 percent of their original range left.**
This is important because, as of now, most cathodes are made out of nickel or cobalt, which aren’t as plentiful as iron. Using iron-based cathodes is more sustainable as it eliminates the need for raw materials like nickel and cobalt.
LFP batteries already in production have no nickel or cobalt. GM will catch up with the present in ten years IF their partner gets the stuff to work!