Canadian lithium-ion battery developer Li-Cycle and UK-based EV manufacturer Arrival have announced an agreement to work together to improve lithium-ion battery recycling and improving the efficiency of the EV battery supply chain in the US and Europe.
“Ensuring end-to-end sustainability for electric vehicles is something we are very passionate about at Arrival. This is why we are so thrilled to partner with Li-Cycle to drive sustainability in the EV industry through the advancement of EV lithium-ion battery recycling,” said Deepen Somaiya, Global VP of Sustainability for Arrival.
“Arrival is changing the fundamentals of the automotive industry with our new method for the design and production of EVs, and we see Li-Cycle’s cutting-edge, commercial lithium-ion recycling technology as an extension of that transformational approach. We look forward to working together to create sustainable, end-to-end solutions that will help us drive radical impact.”
By utilising Li-Cycle’s breakthrough, commercial lithium-ion battery recycling technologies, end-of-life batteries from Arrival’s EV fleets in the US and Europe can be transformed into battery grade material that could be used in the production of new batteries for new Arrival vehicles.
Li-Cycle’s technologies will facilitate Arrival’s ability to minimise the lifecycle impact of batteries, improving its recycling and resource recovery infrastructure. At the same time, Arrival will support Li-Cycle’s ability to advance its patented technologies in line with next generation battery technology, while also continuing to improve its resource recovery efficiency.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Arrival to drive technological innovation in battery recycling, while creating a closed-loop battery supply chain in the EV industry,” said Kunal Phalpher, Chief Strategy Officer of Li-Cycle. “This strategic commercial partnership demonstrates our ability to meet emerging new customer demands as we continue to scale our proven, commercial lithium-ion recycling technology, globally.”