What will happen to used EV batteries in the future?

By BAXCOamc / Updated: 18 Mar 2022

In the next decade, the number of returned electric vehicle batteries (EVBs) is expected to surge. By 2030 there will be 111,000 tonnes (or 25 GWh) of end-of-life EVBs in Europe, while almost 500 GWh of new batteries will be placed on the market.

With the EU’s focus on establishing the safest and most sustainable value chain for Li-ion batteries in the world, the rise in EV sales and society’s growing concern for sustainability, interest in the reverse logistics of Li-ion batteries is increasing.

Reverse logistics is often overlooked, but essential in retrieving critical raw materials from EV batteries.

In the COBRA project's new Market Intelligence Report, we’ve outlined the ongoing trends and current state of the reverse logistics of Lithium-ion batteries.

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