As EVs become more widely used it will become more economical to recycle the batteries. That is to be expected. The battery technology is constantly evolving and how we're doing it today may not be the solution in 10 years. I read there is a lot of research into solid state batteries that is looking promising.Ran across this and thought it was interesting.
That is the answer! The government can take over vehicle ownership and we just exchange them when battery reaches the minimum level. All vehicles can be the same design (as it is with communist housing projects). NASCAR can be eliminated saving a lot of energy.That was my thought too. I'm a big race fan and a few years ago the started the Formula E series. First time I saw a race I thought cool they will develop a lot of technology from this. Waited for the first pit stop, I thought they would have quick swap batteries of some sort. Big disappointment, the drive just changed cars. Gotta start somewhere I suppose.
My post was sarcasm as well. I recall a bumper sticker from decades ago,I believe Israel had a EV design that used interchangeable batteries that allowed for a quick swap. Tesla toyed with it for a while. The way they are building the batteries into the car won't allow for that today. I think private enterprise is the way to go. Government housing worked so well (that's sarcasm BTW).
We went to a concert last week and the only option for tickets was on the app. No printouts, no physical tickets. It is becoming a necessity of modern life to have a smart phone. We traded in the smart phone my daughter and nieces got my now 90 year old FIL and opted for a flip phone. He'd touch the screen in the wrong place and close whatever app he was in, it was an exercise in frustration. It would be handy if he could work a smart phone so he could use UBER when my wife can't transport him to an appointment. His senior apartment complex will take him if it is scheduled on the "right" day.My lost flip phone was found & the provider did nothing what they seemed to say they would do & my choice now is to keep the thing & use up the money or drive a roofing nail thru the heart of this Satanic Device after I cook it with my propane torch & run it thru my table saw with my diamond blade mounted.
But I might take out the battery first.
And a woman leaving the market looked at me in a very appealing way. It's hard to put a dollar value on that.