Volkswagen Group UK is furthering its ongoing partnership with Ecobat, enhancing it to begin recycling electric vehicle batteries.

February 28, 2024

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Volkswagen Group UK is furthering its ongoing partnership with Ecobat, enhancing it to begin recycling electric vehicle batteries.

In 2014, the two companies first entered a partnership to focus on recycling lead acid batteries, then moved to high-voltage batteries in 2019. Now, Volkswagen and Ecobat will work to collect and recycle EV batteries, with Ecobat deploying ADR-compliant vehicles to gather high-voltage batteries from dealers, distributors, and recycling centers.

The collected batteries will go through processing at Ecobat’s new UK lithium-ion recycling center.

“I’m pleased to be extending and expanding our relationship with Ecobat. As we move to decarbonize road transport, the number of electric vehicles in our car park is rapidly increasing, and we need to ensure sustainability throughout the lifecycle. Working with our trusted partners, we are confident we can reassure our dealers and customers that we are responsibly moving towards our electrification goals,” said Sylvain Charbonnier, Director of One Aftersales for Volkswagen Group UK.

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