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    Default When Electric-Car Batteries Die, Where Will They End Up? - New York Times


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    When Electric-Car Batteries Die, Where Will They End Up?
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    HEAVY LIFTING Battery for a Chevy Volt weighs 400 pounds. Their first concern, quite likely, will be the expense of a new battery, which could be $10000 or ...
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    Since when is driving a Volt or Prius or any other Hybrid/electric car "zero emissions"? I also think the writer should go back to steel and wood wheels, git rid of those silly rubber tires.

    Any guesses who the writer voted for?
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    I am not seeing an easy way to contact the writer or the times. His third paragraph contains a blatant lie.

    Oh wait, this is the NY Times......
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    Yeah, there is no such thing as an unbiased writer coming from a neutral point of view.

    That being said, the question still remains, what will become of those batteries. Others have stated that the life of these things might be for decades after all, there will probably be an aftermarket for this so it will be used out on the farm to store extra wind energy, etc.

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    If projections are correct they have a few years to develop disposal and recycling methods for these batteries, unfortunately until someone finds a way to make a profit no one is gonna want to mess with them.
    It would probably add to much to the cost of the batteries (in the eyes of the manufacturers) but why not make the companies responsible for making them responsible for development of disposal and recycling. That would encourage them to think along different lines during the manufacture process and hopefully not place the later cost of disposal or recycling development on the goverment.
    Even if you use them on the farm for power storage sooner or later they'll fail and outlive their usefulness.

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