EV batteries get ‘second life’ in Honda’s new recycling initiative

The old batteries from hybrid cars and EVs will be reused or recycled under a new scheme with SNAM

Honda Motor Europe has teamed up with Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux (SNAM) to advance the sustainable usability of its end-of-life batteries.

The expansion of the battery recycling initiative will see SNAM collect and recycle batteries from Honda's hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) and either potentially prepare them for 'second-life' renewable energy storage uses or extract valuable materials for recycling if they are not suitable for this purpose.

Upon arrival, SNAM will assess which battery packs are valid for inclusion in a new energy storage device - these will then be repurposed and made available for domestic and industrial applications.

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