When your electric bike battery appears these symptoms, remember to replace the battery asap!
We're all familiar with the idea of swapping batteries for new ones.But whether this battery refers to a lead-acid battery or a lithium battery, probably not many people know.In fact, almost all of the batteries that are currently used for trade-in and recycling are lead-acid batteries.So why can't lithium-ion batteries in e-bikes be recycled?Can't replace old lithium batteries with new ones, is the use cost higher than lead-acid batteries, is the cost performance lower?
First of all, lead-acid batteries can be recycled for the following two reasons:
- The raw materials of lead-acid batteries contain harmful substances such as lead and sulfuric acid, so the waste lead-acid batteries must be treated and recycled;
- The recycling technology of lead has become mature, and the recycling of lead has entered into normalization and industrialization.
At present, lithium batteries of electric bicycles cannot be recycled for the following three reasons:
- At present, the recycling technology related to lithium battery is not mature. With the in-depth research and technological progress in the future, it may enter into industrialization just like the recycling of lead-acid battery.
- The raw materials of lithium batteries are carbon, graphite, lithium metal oxide and a small amount of electrolyte, which is environmentally safe and will not cause harm without special treatment.
- The service life of lithium batteries is much higher than that of lead-acid batteries. When used correctly, the cost per kilometer is much lower than that of lead-acid batteries, which is cost-effective even if not recycled.