Battery Life Phases
Ever wonder where the raw materials in your car battery actually come from, and what happens when the battery no longer meets capacity requirements to power your vehicle? The life cycle of electric vehicle batteries are complex, and they span numerous countries around the globe before finally “retiring” to less intensive jobs, or even being recycled into completely new cells. An EV battery goes through four life phases in its cycle: development, vehicle use, second life and recycling.
Main lithium primary production, reserves and resources in 2016. Despite a global reserve of 94 million tons, technical and environmental mining challenges keep this resource in low supply. Source: USGS, European Comission.