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      02-26-2020, 04:46 PM   #3320
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Originally Posted by NERO X View Post
I haven't read all 150 pages! I work in the motor city in the auto industry. I've driven a few Model 3's and they are pretty awsome for a simple sedan. Fastest vehicle i've ever driven. I like the idea of it, but a fully eletric vehicle system has several BIG hurdles to get through, and I can't see this happening in 10 yrs. One main one, when will the next, better battery tech. be ready? Lithium is limited an will not support the industry. Also, as awsome as solar and wind generation is(i'm a fan), it is not free and has a lot of hurdles to pass too, such as renewability of the components, many which are pretty toxic stuff. 15k lbs or weird composites that are not recyclable.
Repurposing EV batteries for storage is currently being used to delay disposal. I've read that recycling is difficult because the methods used depend on how the battery was manufactured. The lack of a standardized recycling method impedes cost reductions.
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