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Decarbonisation and Electric Cars

The struggle to achieve a more sustainable environment and overcome climate change has been ongoing for decades. In recent times, the rise of energy-friendly innovations and electric vehicles (EVs) meant hope for a greener future.

With the development of decarbonisation technologies such as EVs, resources company BHP has estimated that in order to power the next generation of battery technology, global nickel production may need to double over the next three decades.

Therefore, to keep up with the decarbonisation efforts and ambitions, BHP has predicted the need to maintain a sustainable production of the essential resources.

As the demand for electric vehicles increases rapidly alongside other projects regarding decarbonisation, the resources managed by BHP are crucial in supporting the global transition to a greener and healthier Earth.

While it may be challenging to strike a balance between meeting the rising energy needs and ensuring safe and sustainable resource production, BHP has constructed a climate change strategy aimed at reducing harmful greenhouse emissions from the company’s operations.

Closer to home, just last year, the Singapore government announced efforts to drive up initiatives to support EV adoption. You can read up on the attractive rebates and incentives here.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has also pledged to achieve a fully clean energy bus fleet by 2040, starting with 60 electric buses that will significantly help reduce the carbon tailpipe emissions from buses by about 7,840 tonnes annually. Given the attractive rebates and the goal of implementing 60,000 charging points to grow the EV charging network, it is no wonder that more drivers are jumping on the green driving bandwagon.

In today’s technology advancement, for EVs to be efficient in performance and cost, as compared to cars powered by traditional engines, electric vehicles require lithium-ion batteries, which comprise nickel sulphate. According to BHP, a 60kwh NMC811 battery requires 39kg of nickel. To get an EV to have a better performance range, its battery needs more nickel resources.

Essentially, to transit to a cleaner future that uses renewable energy, every part plays a role – the development of EVs and batteries wouldn’t have been possible without the production of resources like nickel.

It is through discovering and working toward a more sustainable way of managing these resources, and making the switch to green driving, that we can build a better future for the many generations to come.

Thinking of purchasing an EV? Our experts are here to help. Simply drop us a message or book an appointment with us today at You can also read our piece on ‘The Future of Green Driving in Singapore

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