Can You Recycle Hybrid Cars?

Can You Recycle Hybrid Cars?
People might not think about hybrid cars when they think of junk cars, but they’re just as likely to be junked as any other vehicle. Just like other junk cars, nearly everything in a hybrid can be recycled.

Like most other cars, the salvageable auto parts will be removed and sold to auto repair mechanics in need of junk parts. Unlike cars that only have internal combustion engines, hybrid cars do have some extra steps. First, most battery packs in junked hybrids still have about 80% of their charge on them, so those packs are often used to supplement renewable energy when there’s no wind or sunshine.

When the power inside the packs is drained, the batteries are sent to new lithium-ion battery recycling plants. There, they’re shredded to release the usable metals inside them for recycling.

Sometimes, the batteries are also sold as junk parts for anyone who needs a battery in their vehicle. Another way they’re like any other car is that junk services will pay top dollar for them or their salvageable auto parts if someone needs to get rid of their hybrid car in an instant.

If you’re in need of hybrid parts for your auto repair garage, contact New York City Auto Salvage & Glass today. We can explain just what’s available and the condition of each part.