Ascend Elements, a US-based engineered materials and lithium-ion battery recycling company, recently released consumer survey results on electric vehicles (EVs) and EV-battery recycling.
Some of the most surprising finds were that nearly half of US consumers mistakenly believe EV batteries aren’t recyclable. Another widely held misconception by more than 37% of Americans is that they do not know that recycled lithium-ion battery materials can be used to make new EV batteries.
From the survey, it has also transpired that American consumers have increasingly become more positive about EVs over the past three years. 46% say EVs will outsell gasoline-powered cars in their lifetime, 59% say EVs are better for the environment than fuel-powered cars and 59% say EVs will save them money over the lifetime of the vehicle.
Other interesting finds that were reported include:
Mercedes-Benz recently announced from its Stuttgart headquarters that it will delay its electrification goal by five years and assured investors it would keep sprucing up its combustion engine models.
When talking about new energy powered vehicles, there is more than just the typical battery electric vehicles. There is also the hydrogen fuel cell as an alternative, and one manufacturer betting big on this, is Toyota.
With the first units of the fully electric Volvo EX30 having touched down in South Africa, Volvo Car SA says pricing will start at R775 900.