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Here’s how VW recycles its EV batteries — but it’s got to scale up FAST

What should we do with electric vehicle battery packs when they can no longer power a car? In this day and age, there is only one answer: recycle. Even though the transition to battery electric vehicles is only beginning, we’re well aware of the need to recycle and reuse the precious metals and components contained within lithium-ion batteries. Given how intensive mining processes are, it’s a total waste to not recover these materials when an EV battery is no longer usable. German automaker VW has already built a battery recycling plant in Salzgitter, and in a recent video (above) shows off…

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