Automotive Climate Mobility News Sustainability

The achieved percentage in the Netherlands of reuse of discarded propulsion batteries from electric cars is 83%. In 2020 this was almost 70%. This increase is due to the fact that a larger share of the batteries became eligible for second use. The legal recycling requirement of at least 50% of the weight of the lithium-ion batteries has thus been amply met.

Source: ARN - Auto Recycling Nederland

The share of electric and hybrid cars is increasing. Car manufacturers and importers are mandatorily obliged to take back end-of-life batteries. In the Netherlands, a large number of car importers delegate this responsibility to ARN (Auto Recycling Netherlands). ARN reports annually to the government on the number of batteries collected and their recycling performance.

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Automotive Climate Mobility News Sustainability