- Feb 27, 2019
- Somewhere in Southern Ontario
Once the charging issues and higher upfront costs are resolved by increased production and sales, the main remaining issue is what to do with all the batteries at the end of their life cycle. Some of the same governments pushing electric vehicles are the same ones that take issue with battery disposal. Battery disposal taxes are only at the minor annoyance level in some jurisdictions, but the future scope of the problem given the size, quantity and construction of EV batteries is not really being addressed. Recycling or reuse efforts are going to have to be dramatically up-scaled so these things don't wind up in landfill.