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The lead-acid battery has been the rechargeable energy storage technology of choice since the earliest development of EVs because of its widespread availability, relatively low cost, and generally user friendly characteristics. Consequently, an infrastructure for collection and recycling of these batteries already exists. In fact, recycled lead forms a significant percentage of the lead used in fabricating new batteries.

Because the market for lead-acid batteries is already extremely large, even a significant penetration of the EV application by this battery chemistry is not expected to have a noticeable impact on the ability of industry to continue the present high recycling rate. A study was conducted in 1996 and confirmed this low impact of increased EV use on the lead-acid battery recycling infrastructure by projecting the increased amount of recycled lead that would result [18]. Although most of the regulations that are currently spurring market development are viewed as encouraging advanced batteries rather than

Table 5. Summary of Scores for Battery Recycling

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Conventional lead-acid

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