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Mar 29, 2021

Where Electric Car Batteries Go When They Die

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability, transportation

Global battery recycling industries are a new beginning for old energy storage.


When your kid looks at you with those big, innocent eyeballs and asks, “Where do lithium ion electric car batteries go when they die?” Without hesitation—because kids that age still believe you know everything—you read them this article:

Mighty Volkswagen—the carmaker that certainly looks like it is going to lead the world in the production of electric cars someday—now looks like it might lead the world in recycling electric car batteries, with the announcement that it has opened its first battery recycling plant in Salzgitter, Germany. OK, at a projected 3600 batteries recycled a year, maybe it won’t lead the world, but it will certainly lead battery recycling in Lower Saxony, between Hildesheim and Braunschweig. Globally speaking, all this battery recycling stuff is still being sorted out.

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