- Lifecycle of the battery technology -- how long with it really last -- 100,000 miles?
- What will it cost to replace the battery? How much of the vehicle's cost is tied into its battery?
- What will happen to that depleted battery? Will it become landfill and end up taking away the environmental benefits it produced in its under-the-hood days
No one, as of yet, has comprehensively studied the feasibility, durability, and value of these batteries for second-use applications. So, results from the study can be integrated into strategic planning for extending battery shelf life. Recycling is a big part of corporate sustainability programs -- this could be an important one.