How can batteries help power a clean energy future?

Where will the lithium, graphite, and other materials needed come from? 

What will we do with the batteries at their end of life?

How did China get ahead in battery manufacturing?  

Can the U.S. catch up?

This website is a companion to the book, Charged: A History of Batteries and Lessons for a Clean Energy Future

Dashboard:  Mapping the U.S. electric vehicle supply chain

Why a Dashboard?  

An important topic of Charged is the geography of the global EV supply chain and the need for domestic policies to expand domestic production, from mine to factory. This dashboard tracks the growth of the U.S. EV supply chain.

Using the Dashboard

Open the left side panel to filter the supply chain.  "Type to Filter" can search facilities by manufacturer (Ford, Tesla, LG, etc.).  Sites can also be selected based on their Status, Activity, and Product. Select an individual facility for more information.

Errors?  Missing sites?  
If you have corrections or information that would improve this map, please contact us using this form.  This site is a work in progress.  We'll be updating it regularly as the U.S. EV supply chain continues to develop.  Sign up for periodic updates here.


Open the side panel to see the legend, filter, and search the map.

Open this side panel to see a list
of sites in
the supply
chain.  (It lists only sites currently visible on map.)

Thanks to Arzy Abliadzhyieva for her help in assembling the dataset underlying this map.

Scroll down to learn more about the role of batteries — from the lead-acid battery that powered the twentieth century to the lithium-ion batteries set to transform the twenty-first century — in advancing a clean energy future. 


The website includes factoids, excerpts from the book, links to presentations, and media coverage.

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James Morton Turner, Charged:  A History  of Batteries and Lessons for a Clean Energy Future (University of Washington Press, 2022).