Rise of electric vehicles could lead to lots of battery waste
(CNN) - In 2017, more than 1 million electric vehicles were sold for the first time. That number doubled to 2 million in 2018 and by 2040 electric cars could make up more than half of all new sales. Lithium-ion batteries cannot be treated like normal waste; they are flammable and could release toxic chemicals into the environment. When batteries retireThe report says that more needs to be done to identify uses for vehicle batteries once they reach retirement age. Currently in the United Kingdom, there are no dedicated operating facilities for processing electric vehicle waste batteries.