August 30, 2018 – Lindsey Cooke
As electric vehicles are becoming more of a hot commodity, it is important to understand how their batteries are recycled.
The most common battery in standardized/internal combustion engine vehicles is a lead acid battery, which is typically used as the car’s starter batter. However, electric vehicles (e.g. hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or full battery EVs) are typically powered by lithium-ion batteries.
Li-Cycle Corp. is a closed loop lithium-ion battery recycler based in North America and with a global focus. CEO of Li-Cycle, Ajay Kochhar, said one of their company’s objectives is to act as a connector across the lithium-ion battery supply chain – from manufacturers to auto recyclers.