Audi is two years into testing factory-support vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Germany and says positive results could allow it to stop using lead-acid batteries and save millions of dollars. The automaker is required by law to take back the Li-ion batteries after they have been used in cars. It wants to see if it can convert its entire fleet of factory-support vehicles, including forklifts and tow tractors, to use the batteries at its 16 global ...

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