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Tesla Supports Recycling Over Reuse for Retired Electric Vehicle Batteries

Automaker Tesla backs recycling over reuse because its NCA cathodes aren’t suitable for most stationary storage needs.

A recent study conducted by Lux Research reveals that recycling, not reuse, is likely to be the more preferred option for making use of 65 GWh retired electric vehicle batteries that will enter the market in 2035.

Automaker Tesla is one of the companies that back recycling over reuse because its NCA cathodes aren’t suitable for most stationary storage needs.

Environmental Leader has the details:

Reusing batteries from plug-in electric vehicles for home energy storage is a concept that has gained traction in recent years, but does it make economic sense?

A study from Lux Research says no.

Recycling, not reuse, is likely to be the more attractive option for up to 65 GWh of second-life batteries poised to enter the market in 2035 with the retirement of the first generation of plug-in vehicles, according to Reuse or Recycle: The Billion-Dollar Battery Question.

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