China’s market for e-cars is booming. And the Chinese leadership is happy about that. But one problem remains unsolved: What to do with the worn-out batteries? And since many e-vehicles on Chinese roads today were manufactured as early as 2015, a massive wave of disposal is likely to roll in over the next five years. Environmental organization Greenpeace predicts that around seven million tons of lithium-ion batteries will go offline by 2030. They weigh as much as about 1,000 Eiffel Towers.
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