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Old Nissan Leaf batteries are now powering the robots that used to make them


Unless we do something proactive, we could end up sitting atop a mountain of waste batteries from electric vehicles over the next decade. Studies have predicted that by 2040, there will be more than 7 million tonnes of EV batteries that need recycling. As more of us make the switch to electric power, the need for recycling facilities grows — and Nissan has come up with a wonderfully circular way of reusing batteries from its Leaf EV. The reason why we’re racing to find alternative uses for EV batteries is that their entire life-cycle can go far beyond the vehicle. This is…

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