18 Jun '12, 2pm

Electric, Hybrid Car Battery Recycling Gears Up - EV World

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- As the hybrid and electric vehicle markets continue to grow in the U.S., so too grows the number of batteries in these vehicles that eventually will need to be recycled. And while the heaviest volumes of discarded batteries are still years away from hitting recycling plants, the first set of aged and failed batteries from hybrids built over a decade ago are giving the automotive and recycling industries an opportunity to prepare for the coming storm, reports Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information. "There are signs that the batteries in the very earliest Toyota Prius and Honda Insight hybrids are starting to go, but those cars were sold in relatively small numbers," says Edmunds.com Green Car Analyst John O'Dell. "Just 19,000 Insights and 33,000 Prius models were sold in the U.S. through the 2003 model year. That's not ye...

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