Volkswagen spearheads plan to recycle electric car batteries

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Berlin (dpa) – Volkswagen is leading a consortium which aims to show that components of the so-called traction batteries used in electric and hybrid cars can be recovered and reused several times over through recycling. The complicated procedure is a potential game-changer, saving scarce primary raw materials and making electric cars greener than they already are. As electric cars grow in popularity, the quantity of end-of-life traction batteries ripe for recycling is expected to increase dramatically. “The recycling of batteries and production rejects makes a decisive contribution to securing…

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