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Why Recycle Technologies Is The Best Choice for Tesla Battery Recycling

September 15, 2023
Electric cars have always been the ones to look forward to for almost a decade or more. It was seen as a...

How Did Tesla Battery Recycling Become a Concern? 

Electric cars have always been the ones to look forward to for almost a decade or more. It was seen as a solution to all the air pollution caused by fuel cars. No doubt petroleum and diesel-operated cars gave you a different feeling driving them. Unfortunately, the harm they do to the environment is a concerning issue worldwide. Various organizations and associations have been instituted to tackle this issue. The solution apparent to the majority has been the transition to electric cars.  

When we hear the phrase electric cars, our mind automatically assumes it's a Tesla. Tesla is a major force in the electric car industry and has covered many countries worldwide. Tesla has generated a huge revenue in 2022 which is presented in the graph below. 

  • According to Statista, Tesla's revenue increased by 51% from the previous year to almost 81.5 billion US dollars in the fiscal year 2022. Tesla's largest sales market is the United States. 
  • The Model Y has emerged as Tesla's best-selling vehicle, topping the global plug-in vehicle sales chart in 2022. In June 2021, the Model 3 became the first electric vehicle to sell one million units worldwide. 
  • Tesla's automotive business, which includes car design, manufacture, and sales, generates more than 71 billion US dollars in revenue for the company. 

 To be fair, Tesla’s success was partially due to the popularity of Elon Musk, but that doesn’t take anything away from the company itself. The concept of self-driving smart cars was just an imagination until Tesla entered the scene. However, once you are done with your Tesla experience, you still need to take care of the tesla battery disposal problem. Tesla battery recycling is not something that every recycling company offers. But before jumping into how to recycle your old Tesla battery, let's cover why you need to recycle it. 

What Goes Into a Tesla Battery? 

They differ by model, but most are composed up of thousands of cylindrical cells that make up lithium, cadmium, graphite, and different trace components. Lithium-ion batteries are known for their ability to hold a charge, and the multi-cell battery design makes it possible for Tesla to replace single cells that stop working instead of the whole pack.  

It is all good and wonderful when it comes to Tesla, but the one thing that often makes the potential consumers hesitate is the disposal of batteries. Despite repairs, the entire battery will eventually fail, typically after 300,000 to 500,000 miles (804,672 km) or about ten years of driving and requires attention.  

Why Should You Go Towards Tesla Battery Recycling? 

When battery cells are pulled apart without sufficient measures, they can emit poisonous fumes and possibly catch fire. Metals found in lithium-ion batteries, such as cobalt, nickel, and manganese, are poisonous and can damage water supplies and ecosystems if they drain out of landfills. Furthermore, fires in landfills or battery-recycling facilities have been linked to improper lithium-ion battery disposal.

While lithium-ion batteries can be used as part of a sustainable solution, switching all fossil fuel-powered gadgets to lithium-ion batteries may not be the greatest possibility for the Earth. Although there is no scarcity at the moment, it is a natural resource that can be depleted. 

Why Choose Recycle Technologies for Tesla Battery Recycling? 

Recycle Technologies is your perfect partner whenever you need something recycled or shredded. Certified by AAA NAID, Recycle Technologies is one of only a few shredding companies in the Midwest as a plant-based operation endorsed for paper/printed media, micro media, and computer hard drive destruction. 

Now, it might seem sensible to go to the original vendor for your Tesla battery recycling process. However, those in states like Wisconsin and Minnesota would need to get the battery transported to a state with a Tesla recycling center.

This process would mean more expense on your end and the same satisfaction as you would get at a Recycle Technologies facility. Why pile up the chances of being fined by the government for battery disposal when you could just as easily drop your old Tesla batteries at RTI? In return for your disposable battery, Recycle Technologies will give you a certificate and you escape from the government-imposed fine. 


How much of a tesla battery can be recycled? 

According to Tesla’s 2021 Impact Report, almost 92% battery cell material recovery, recycling 300 tons of copper, 1500 tons of nickel, and 200 tons of cobalt. 

Is Tesla recycling batteries? 

Yes, but there are no recycling centers in Wisconsin or Minnesota and that is where Recycle Technologies enters the chat. 

How much does it cost to recycle a Tesla battery? 

The cost of recycling a Tesla Battery may depend on the weight of the battery. To get a quotation, click on this link. 

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