What The Rise Of Electric Cars Means For Battery Recycling

This new generation of rechargeable batteries are used in the transport industry and is rapidly developing and growing.

Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicle (EV) batteries are quickly increasing in popularity to power our vehicles as combustion engines are phased down.

The lifetime for a battery pack of this type is usually the life of the vehicle. Early battery types were based on NiMH technology. Lithium technology is far more efficient and feasible, and most EVs use them now.

EV batteries must be dismantled and in most cases discharged in preparation for recycling. With most car manufacturers realising the value of recycling EV batteries they are implementing and working with industry to ensure all their EV batteries are collected and recycled safely.

Why it’s important to recycle HEV, PHEV, EV and E-bike batteries

As with other types of battery, HEV, PHEV, EV and E-bike batteries contain a range of valuable materials. As the world electrifies and demand for batteries increases, recycling will become an increasingly important source of the raw materials used in their production.

Ecocycle is steadily investing in storage and sorting technologies to ensure that Australia has the capacity to safely recycle electric vehicle batteries as volumes increase.

Start recycling HEV, PHEV, EV and E-bike batteries today.

The removal of HEV and EV batteries is best dealt with by the service departments of the relevant vehicle dealerships. Ecocycle can then take it from there, safely collecting, storing and dismantling vehicle batteries and diverting materials to the correct recycling streams. We can also provide scaled solutions for bicycle stores that need to dispose of old e-bike batteries.

Call us on 1300 32 62 92 or fill in the form below to discuss your electric vehicle battery recycling needs.