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Recycling instead of scrapping

China’s market for EVs 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 today, many EVs on Chinese roads were manufactured as early as 2015, a massive wave of disposal will likely roll in over the next five years. The 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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