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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:47 AM

2. EV production is no panacea yet. I wouldn't want to live next door.

Recycling electric vehicle batteries at the end of the product life cycle is seen as the greenest option. Many of the components of the standard lithium ion EV battery - like nickel, cobalt, copper, and lithium - can be salvaged and reused. These materials can be resold at a high market value, making dumping EV batteries into landfills a poor environmental and economic policy.

However, only as much as 5% of lithium-ion batteries are recycled in the European Union. And in some cases, damaged lithium-ion batteries can let out toxic fumes, which are severely harmful to humans. Elements like lithium and cobalt, essential to the production of these batteries, are becoming increasingly in demand and their difficult extraction pollutes the surrounding environment.[link:https://www.era-environmental.com/blog/environmental-management-electric-vehicle-batteries|

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