lithium batteries

Sam Abuelsamid: Recycled and Raw

Sam Abuelsamid

Episode 1781

Sam joins Leo to talk about the challenges that are ahead producing enough batteries for widely adapting electric vehicles and making them more affordable. One of the big challenges will be the recycling of depleted car batteries. VW has opened a recycling plant and they believe they could recover up to 95% of the battery components and reuse them in new batteries. That would definitely make it easier to reach the goals of making EVs dominant in the car industry.  

Check out the video of the process here -

Should I Buy or Lease an Electric Vehicle?

Ford Mustang Mach E

Episode 1777

Alex from Alpharetta, GA

Alex is thinking of getting an electric vehicle and wonders if leasing is a better idea than buying because of battery degradation. Leo says that it's hard to know just how long the batteries in e-vehicles will last. But Tesla has been around for ten years now, and early Teslas are still working fine. And with the market moving towards e-vehicles, the battery life is going to get even better. What about the environmental impact of those batteries? Leo says every car comes with that consideration.