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Opportunity to harmonize EV battery management policies to benefit Canadians, new report finds

As governments across Canada develop Electric Vehicle (EV) battery management programs, a new report highlights opportunities to harmonize the developing EV battery management ecosystem with greater coordination and alignment of policies.

“Greater alignment between provincial and regional requirements for EV batteries at end-of-vehicle life will promote innovation”, said Brian Kingston, President & CEO of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA). “As vehicles are designed, tested, and sold in a highly integrated North American market, so too should the management of EV batteries be harmonized to support the development of common processes, efficiency of scale, and a competitive market.”

The report, “EV Battery Management at End-of-Vehicle Life”, proactively developed by the CVMA and Call2Recycle Canada Inc., aims to promote awareness of EV end-of-life battery management and highlight opportunities to harmonize EV battery management policies. It examines current EV battery life expectancy, management practices, battery performance and diagnostics methods, and the roles and responsibilities of stakeholder groups involved in EV battery management at end-of-vehicle life. 

“Call2Recycle has a 25-year history, with almost 40 million kilograms of consumer batteries diverted from landfills, seeking out environmentally conscious solutions to end-of-life challenges across multiple business sectors and product segments, including power tools, e-bikes, retailers and battery companies. We are pleased to partner with the CVMA to expand into the automotive sector as our latest step in our mission to create a cleaner, safer environment in Canada. We look forward to supporting the growing EV battery ecosystem in partnership with the CVMA,” said Joe Zenobio, President of Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. “We believe this report will benefit not only industry partners but Canadians across the country.” 

Together, Call2Recycle and the CVMA are helping to build a comprehensive “5R” model to reflect the available pathways for EV batteries: Repair, Remanufacturing, Resale as is, Repurposing, and Recycling. This will help drive evolution of the ecosystem for EV battery management in Canada, making it more efficient and ensuring its own circular economy is formed.

Copies of the report can be found at https://www.cvma.ca/news/publications/ and https://www.call2recycle.ca/EV/

For further information, contact:

Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association: 416.364.9333

Call2Recycle: media@call2recycle.ca 

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