Most people I've spoken with about Tesla seem pretty impressed. But it seems that applies some less to those of a more conservative nature (anyone else run into that?). Speaking with a very conservative friend yesterday I got the usual comment about "making electrify makes pollution too". But armed with what I've learned here I was able to rebut that. But then she brought up how bad old batteries are for the environment. I didn't have an answer for that so I've spent a good bit of time tonight searching online and here in the forums. I found a few things from a few years ago. But those seemed to contain more conjecture than fact. Can someone point me to information on the effects the manufacture and eventual disposal of Tesla batteries has on the environment? And what happens to those batteries after they are removed from the car? Many thanks!