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Old 11-03-2018, 03:08 AM   #732 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
Co$t reduction of batteries as a result of re-cycling Lithium rather than having to mine it.
Where are all these old batteries coming from?
I thought tesla made it so their batteries needed something like 1/3 the cobalt or current batteries and 1/10 the cobalt of older generations of lithium nickel manganese cobalt batteries.
Supposedly really the only incentive to recycle lithium batteries was to get the cobalt.
When something like a leaf battery gets turned in for its core deposit they go to a cell swapper where all the cells can be tested and bad ones replaced, then the battery gets sold as "reconditioned".

But the pictures I have seen of the tesla battery that's not really an option.
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