Struggling to find an electric vehicle battery to replace yours? While electric cars and vans are growing in popularity, you may find EV batteries hard to find – here we explain why.
Firstly, many of the batteries in electric cars are leased or rented from the vehicle manufacturer, so when the electric car or van reaches the end of its life, the batteries go back to the maker.
This makes sense because the batteries for electric cars and vans cannot be currently recycled so rather than have them sitting around scrap yards, they are being sent and stored until a solution is found.
Some manufacturers such as the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe now don’t have leases for the batteries. But what about those electric car and van owners who don’t lease their car’s battery pack? Well, it may be difficult finding used electric car batteries for sale.