What do we do when the product wears out? Such is the case with lithium-ion batteries.
The Guardian addresses the issue of dealing with lithium-ion batteries, now that the electric vehicle market has gathered momentum globally. From an environmental perspective, they ask: “What on earth will we do with an EVs half-tonne lithium-ion battery when it wears out?”
In most homes today, there are any number of gadgets, including watches, laptops, digital cameras and more that use lithium-ion batteries. Granted, most of them are small, compared to the big-boy Li-ion battery packs used in electric vehicles. And the EV automotive sector is growing rapidly.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) says there are over 2.0 million EVs worldwide on the road today, and they estimate that by 2030, there will be over 140 million EVs on the road.