You probably mean me I did get a battery when mine died outside the pathetic UK warranty period/terms, and before we know what we do now about battery pack imbalance and possible rescue procedures. I had to write twice and then phone the UK head office threatening to write to Honda Japan before I got much "goodwill"jack9994 said:one of the guys in the uk got his from Honda for $1600 (with lots of goodwill) and fitted it himself
To quote wikipedia... I'd say it's fairly sustainable. More so than gasoline.killroy said:Where do these batteries go when they are spent?
Does it take a lot to recycle them?
Is NiMH very sustainable?
NiMH batteries are less detrimental to the environment than NiCd batteries containing cadmium which is poisonous.
Battery recycling programs exist to take care of end-of-life batteries.
Most Nickel is recycled, due to the relatively easy retrieval of the metal from scrap, and most is used in corrosion-resistent alloys such as stainless steel and Monel. Use in batteries constitutes a tiny fraction of the available Nickel supplies, so there's no problem expanding use of these batteries by several orders of magnitude for transportation applications.
NiMH are very recyclable and sustainable.killroy said:Where do these batteries go when they are spent?
Does it take a lot to recycle them? Is NiMH very sustainable?
Jamesjames said:I did the rebalancing thing on mine, and it went back to nearly new condition for a while.