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Environmental Economics - Tesla co-founder has plan to recycle EV batteries

Graham Watson

15th September 2021

This FT clip looks at how a Tesla founder, JB Straubel, has moved into an unusual market - recycling lithium batteries.

This is perhaps in the belief that he can build new electric car batteries out of recycled rather than newly-mined lithium.

This requires recycling used batteries for consumer goods, and creating new materials capable of being used in batteries. It's a fascinating area of technology, not least because of the rate at which we are starting to shift towards electric vehicles.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to tutor2u, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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