News & MediaHow we recover resources can tell us how we can save our planet

April 19, 2018by Ajay Kochhar
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April 19, 2018 – RIC Centre

 

In the coming years, there will be tens of millions of electric cars on the road worldwide. It’s a boon for the environment. Lower greenhouse gas emissions will help ease the growing climate issues we’re seeing today.

 

In Ontario, incentives of up to $14,000 have helped the province double electric vehicle sales since 2016. Quebec also introduced a new law stating that 15.5% of car sales in the province have to be EVs by 2025.

 

Demand for battery-powered vehicles is clearly growing. But how do we supply all these cars with the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries they need? And what happens when they reach the end of their lives?

 

The wide-ranging uses of lithium-ion batteries, including electric vehicles, translates to over 11 million tonnes of batteries that are expected to reach the end of their useful lifecycle between 2018 and 2030 globally.

 

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