EV battery: China powers Asia in race to ramp up recycling capacity as industry tests new method to overcome pollution problems

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China is powering Asian countries in the race to ramp up capacity to recycle retired electric-vehicle (EV) batteries, with new technologies being deployed to tackle environmental shortcomings, according to industry experts. The region has an annual capacity to process 43.5 gigawatts-hours of spent EV batteries based on existing facilities and those in the pipeline, according to a report published by Fitch Solutions. This compared to 40.9 GWh in Europe and 26.3 GWh in the US. China, home to Tesla’s biggest challengers, is living up to its ranking as the world’s biggest EV market by contributing 33.7 GWh of the capacity...