Tesla, Quebec, LG, and others work on new ‘battery passport’

Tesla, Quebec, LG, and others, through the Global Battery Alliance, are working on a new “battery passport” to help track battery materials.

The project is important to make EV batteries sustainable and is critical to the new EV incentive in the United States.

One of the biggest arguments from EV naysayers is that battery material mining is just as polluting as burning gasoline.

That’s plain false based on important studies, but it doesn’t mean that there’s no room for improvements in making battery material mining more sustainable and ensuring that all the resources come from ethical operations – especially without child labor.

Global Battery Alliance (GAB) is pushing a new solution called a “Battery Passport.”

GAB is an industry group made up of over 100 companies involved in the EV battery supply chain from mining companies like Glencore to automakers like Tesla and battery cell makers like LG.