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A bipartisan bill (S-4057) offered in the Senate would require creation of a policy on how federal agencies can maximize the longevity of batteries in the growing fleet of federal electronic vehicles and on reusing and recycling retired batteries.

“While the batteries from these EVs may not be efficient enough for vehicles after ten years or more years of use – they can still be recycled or reused for other purposes. Additionally, the recycling process for EV batteries can recover 95 percent of the critical minerals and metals that are needed to manufacture them,” sponsors said.

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Meanwhile, the Senate has passed S-442, to require that public buildings are using the most life-cycle cost effective and energy-efficient technology to the extent practicable when performing normal maintenance, altering or constructing public buildings.

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