How do we dispose of our electric car batteries?
My family has a couple of electric cars and my daughter wanted to replace the batteries when she came to visit because she’s studying to be a mechanic and wanted the practice. But now we have these old batteries, and generally, batteries are dangerous, how do we dispose of our electric car batteries?
- Check with your car company. A few that make electric cars like Nissan and Volkswagon collect and recycle the old batteries and they might have a program in place to take your old batteries.
- Look for a recycling company near you. There are a couple of battery recycling companies in North America that will take your batteries.
- Check with other mechanics. Your daughter might be able to ask her teachers or her mentor what to do with the batteries, they might be using them in classes or have a contact who will take them and recycle them.