I kinda like that little car, Brian...so ugly it's cute.
The guys who make that electric dirtbike claim their battery is clean enough to pitch in a landfill.
From waht I gather, the EPA says they are non hazardous waste.
I think there are some other companies use them too.
I talked to a guy who owns a controller company, he uses lead acid golfcart batteries in his cars, mainly because the dollar for mile costs are much lower , and there are recycling facilities for those in place and working now.
I know that one battery for that little bike costs over 3000.00 dollars, so it won't be cheap to be green. ( I know nothing about the manufacturing process, or how hazardous the manufacturing of the circuit board that keeps the Li ion battery from exploding like the early Li Ion battery in a laptop does...there are always those little issues that no one want's to talk about)