Québec, June 28, 2023 – Today, participating vehicle manufacturers are launching North America’s first-of-its-kind Electric Vehicle (EV) battery recovery program EVBatteryRecovery.ca in the province of Québec, Canada. This industry-led battery recovery program will collect, transport, repurpose, remanufacture, or recycle eligible end-of-life EV batteries from hybrid, plug-in hybrid, all-electric and fuel cell vehicles that fall outside of the participating, established vehicle manufacturers’ management programs.
The EV Battery Recovery Program is the result of a collaboration between vehicle manufacturers. Manufacturers have worked with Call2Recycle to develop and launch the EVBatteryRecovery.ca platform, leveraging the organization’s extensive experience in end-of-life battery management for multiple businesses and sectors across Canada. EVBatteryRecovery.ca provides information on the program and is the first step in making EV battery collection accessible.
Vehicle manufacturers selling Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the Canadian market have already established recovery and management practices for EV batteries under warranty, subject to recall, or returned through their network. The EV Battery Recovery program complements actions already in place and delivers on the manufacturers’ commitment to the Government of Québec to have a program in place to ensure eligible EV batteries at risk of not being recycled or reused at end-of-life are responsibly managed and recovered. The program is unprecedented in North America and will be valuable in collecting information about EV batteries at end-of-life and their availability in Québec where there has been significant early adoption of EVs. The program also supports sustainable management of EV batteries and further development of a circular economy for these valuable resources.
For more information about the program, follow the quick start guide on the industry website located at EVBatteryRecovery.ca. A list of participating vehicle manufacturers can be viewed at EVBatteryRecovery.ca.
For information on Call2Recycle, visit www.call2recycle.ca