Skeptics repeatedly ask a legitimate question: What happens to all the battery packs? Do they just end up in landfills?

We broke down exactly what might happen to all these battery packs in the article above on Green Car Reports.


A quick rundown? While some could be recycled, the stuff inside lithium-ion battery packs is relatively inexpensive, and technological breakthroughs will change things drastically in the coming years.

A secondary-use will be the most likely outcome for many of these massive battery packs. Maybe bundling a used electric-car battery with a solar panel system on a house to both create and store renewable energy for peak utility times.