Electric cars: how critical are battery raw materials? – Company

By Max Hägler and Christina Kunkel

New series: “Raw materials of the future”

A car’s life usually ends at the scrapyard. Stamped sheet metal that has been gutted long before. Everything that is still usable in any way, from turn signals to windshield wipers, was long removed and resold before the skeleton dangled from the hook and then got tangled up. In a few years, old cars with internal combustion engines and associated technology will no longer be dismantled in the scrap yards of this world, but cars that previously had a battery and an electric motor at their heart. But is this a problem?

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