Featured Forbes pits EV's against .... Everything?

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by hill, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    There is a special gravel pit where all the used batteries are being tossed. A mining company owns it:
    Old mining techniques make a new way to recycle lithium batteries -- ScienceDaily

    Rich in nickel, cobalt, and other rare earths, just treat them as highly enriched ore.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    Yes, they spend a second life in stationary power systems first.
     
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    For EVs, yes, most are still in service.

    People don’t want to throw them away, ideally, because of the cost of extracting the materials, but yes, cost-effective recycling is still fairly experimental for now. However, the market for such recycling is getting increasing.
     
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    Bet your bottom dollar they would drive a pre-planned for optimal result.
     
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