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Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 827

by OhPlz (#49746131) Attached to: Oregon Testing Pay-Per-Mile Driving Fee To Replace Gas Tax

Like dave420 said, I was responding to your claim that the batteries are not recyclable. They are. The older ones are no waste, and the lithium ion ones are either there already or damn close depending on the blend of chemicals.

Where energy comes from has nothing to do with the ability to recycle the batteries.

Comment: Re:The problem with pay per mile (Score 1) 827

by OhPlz (#49740287) Attached to: Oregon Testing Pay-Per-Mile Driving Fee To Replace Gas Tax

Tax reform, basically. It will never happen in our lifetimes. There is zero incentive for politicians to take action on it, and it would take away all the funding for all their special interests. Not to beat on the current President, but if any were to lead such an effort, it would be the guy running on "hope and change". If he won't even touch it, who will?

Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 827

by OhPlz (#49738471) Attached to: Oregon Testing Pay-Per-Mile Driving Fee To Replace Gas Tax

"The nickel-metal hydride batteries found in hybrid vehicles are basically 'zero-landfill' products. Whatever can't be recycled is consumed in the recycling process, leaving no trash behind."

"Lithium-ion batteries now are somewhere between 70 and 100 percent recyclable, depending on the particular chemistry of the batteries. [..] Recycling specialists say that as volume grows, it will become more economically feasible to recover some of the content now wasted."

http://www.edmunds.com/fuel-ec...

So the most popular wastes nothing. The newer variety no worse than thirty percent waste down to zero, and will improve as the quantity of "expired" batteries increases. Seems pretty good to me.

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