A Model 3 car charges at a Tesla dealership in the United States. Photo: AP
A Model 3 car charges at a Tesla dealership in the United States. Photo: AP
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

There’s a solution to China’s lithium squeeze: electric vehicle battery recycling

  • As demand for electric vehicles surges, the price of lithium is going skywards, substantially raising the cost of battery packs
  • The rising price of lithium – and the environmental cost of throwing batteries away – threatens demand unless manufacturers are willing to think outside the box

A Model 3 car charges at a Tesla dealership in the United States. Photo: AP
A Model 3 car charges at a Tesla dealership in the United States. Photo: AP
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