I'm really disappointed that we are this far down the road in creating and marketing EVs but there isn't already good, developed solutions for the batteries at EOL. I would have thought we would by now have some substantial re-use of the battery in applications that don't require density or efficiency and then once they degrade too far, for recycling.
I vaguely recall about 5 years ago hearing that EV batteries at EOL weren't going to be a problem because when the battery was no longer suitable for EVs, they would be put to use as UPS for all those cell phone towers and for home solar supply balancing. Those applications don't require a small footprint, and a battery with 50% of its original capacity could still serve the roll for years before finally needing to be recycled. Did that every pan out?
'13 Leaf SL
'18 Honda Clarity Touring PHEV