One of the enduring issues related to battery-powered cars is what becomes of those massive
when they reach end of life? As one of the first companies to utllize large-scale lithium ion batteries,
is addressing this problem even before they start series production. In the latest entry on the company blog, Kurt Kelly talks about the
plan including a description of the pack's construction. The 6,831 individual cells are spread among 11 modules, each of which can be individually replaced if their capacity to hold a charge drops too low. Once modules or packs are declared no longer
has a recycling plan set up with KBI/Toxco. Tesla will ship expended modules to Toxco for dismantling and reuse, recycling. Kelly gives a
of the process.