Ros Davidson Technology - 08/September/2022

The dawn of the second-hand market for batteries

As the first generation of EVs begins to reach the end of its operational life, the car market is examining what to do with the batteries held within. With the demand for batteries set to increase in transport and other sectors, experts are examining how recycling and reusing old batteries can continue to support the energy transition

EV batteries are still useful even if they are no longer able to propel a vehicle


SUPPLY CRUNCH Squeeze predicted on battery materials as EV demand continues to rise

BEYOND CARS Some batteries can be used in stationary applications providing electricity storage once their usefulness has ended within vehicles

KEY QUOTE It makes neither economic nor environmental sense for EV batteries to be dumped in landfill—it just won’t happen ...

 

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