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What do you do with the Batteries in Electric Vehicles after they wear out?

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by dgindio, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. dgindio

    dgindio dgindio

    Apr 15, 2016
    Indio, California
    BMW Built a Power Plant from Old Electric-Car Batteries
    This article appeared in the MIT Technology Review dated 9/26/2016.

    With the electric-car revolution perhaps just a few years off, automakers face a looming question: what do you do with all the spent batteries? One answer: turn a huge pile of them into a grid-scale power plant.

    But like any batteries, they wear out. The rate at which they currently decline puts their lifetime for powering electric vehicles in the neighborhood of eight to 10 years. It’s not that they’re useless after that, but their capacity declines to a point where a car’s range would be depleted.
    (Excerpt from the complete article-link above)

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