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Post-Consumer Management of EV Batteries: Regulatory Regimes in Canada, the U.S. and the European Union

The rapid electrification of transportation is an essential component of climate change mitigation strategies. However, the growing fleets of electric vehicles (EVs) will eventually translate into large numbers of EV batteries that have reached their end of life. Questions are also being raised about the sustainability of EV battery supply chains, particularly the increased extraction of “critical” minerals.

SEI’s latest study examined the end-of-life EV battery management regimes in Ontario, Quebec, B.C., California and the European Union (EU). It finds that regulatory frameworks for end-of-life EV batteries are non-existent in North America. In contrast, end-of-life EV batteries have been managed under a European Union directive for nearly 20 years.

A new, strengthened EU regulation was adopted in June 2023, based on the principle of extended producer responsibility and materials recovery and recycling.


Feb 14 2024


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