EV’s Are Expensive Because of the Cost of Lithium Batteries. Recycled Batteries Could Make EV’s More Affordable Using New Technology & Smelting Process.

EVs are expensive because of the cost of the minerals that compose the batteries.
However, there maybe a solution.
Batteries can be recycled through smelting, direct recovery, & other means
Companies like Li-Cycle using advanced recycling technologies to recover up to 100 % of lithium.
Effort is to use old batteries to provide new products & services & to use recycled EV batteries to make new batteries.

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The High Cost of EV Batteries Impacting Manufacturer Sales Volume, Profits, & Replacement

The need for a low cost EV battery continues to be an industry challenge, even for Mighty Tesla.
Dozens of battery manufacturers around the world and at the OEMs are focused on using low-cobalt and cobalt-free battery chemistries & the use of chemical additives, materials and coating;
The high cost of an EV battery assembly and its replacement cost are impacting the sale of EVs, market penetration, and volume. The Pandemic has not helped.