E-Bike Boom Hits Lead on Chinese Recycled Batteries

E-Bike Boom Hits Lead on Chinese Recycled Batteries

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A worker stands amongst piles of lead bars at a smelting facility in Jiyuan, Henan Province, China. The e-bike market accounts for 39 percent of the country’s lead consumption, compared with 22 percent for cars and trucks, estimates from Deutsche Bank AG show.