More and more companies are starting to embrace circular economy concepts. Tesla is one of them. That’s why Tesla recycles their batteries.
Why recycle batteries?
There are several reasons for Tesla to recycle batteries:
- Recover the valuable materials in the cells and reuse them in new battery packs.
- Lower the carbon footprint of each car and Tesla as a whole.
- Lower long term costs, as Tesla is able to reprocess materials instead of having to mine new materials.
In the video below JB Straubel talks about Tesla’s approach to recycling: