Electric Vehicle Batteries

EVs Are Gaining Steam. Here’s What Will Happen To All Those Dead Batteries

José Rodríguez Jr.

Volkswagen announced a pilot program for EV battery recycling in Salzgitter, Germany, and it’s about time one of the biggest carmakers started addressing the inevitable EV question: What about the batteries?

Concern over battery recycling has loomed for a long time, but now that EVs are in volume production it’s even more important for the industry to address it. The announcement from VW is just one of the latest among a number of these that have popped up in the past few years.