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Battery Life - The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan 1 Saabers Like This Post!
Posted by Scott Paterson [Email] (#13) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Scott Paterson) on Tue, 5 Apr 2016 18:32:00
In Reply to: What's the life of the car?, JerseySaab [Profile/Gallery] , Tue, 5 Apr 2016 16:39:48 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
I have a very good friend who is a software engineer at Tesla. He posted a link to this article. I just remembered it mostly because JerseySaab mentioned life of the batteries and the article mentions how they are handled in a Tesla:
"Batteries that are not toxic to the environment!
I wouldn’t recommend them as a dessert topping, but the Tesla Motors Lithium-Ion cells are not classified as hazardous and are landfill safe. However, dumping them in the trash would be throwing money away, since the battery pack can be sold to recycling companies (unsubsidized) at the end of its greater than 100,000-mile design life. Moreover, the battery isn’t dead at that point, it just has less range."
The whole article is very good so check it out!
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