“This transformation is in full swing, but requires a significant increase in the production of batteries for EV,” – said in a statement John Basella, CEO of the alliance. “How do we keep the flow of battery components in motion and accessible so that it’s not just sustainable, but creates jobs and reduces our collective dependence on foreign minerals?”
Basella continued: “This is the goal of our new policy. Anticipating future challenges and supply chain requirements, the automotive industry has merged with a policy that manufacturers, suppliers and policymakers will reuse, repurpose and recycle EV batteries and install them in place. .conditions for an integrated approach to the realization of zero future carbon transport ”.
In particular, the policy enshrines liability for EVs that are still in use and the battery is under warranty, for EVs that are still in service and the battery out of warranty, and for EVs that have reached the end of their service life.
The framework also provides for the necessary legislation and regulations on the “safety net”, such as requiring automakers to be responsible during the warranty period of a lithium-ion battery for the transfer of used EV batteries to a qualified company to be repaired, recycled or recycled.
The Alliance also proposes to impose penalties on those responsible if they fail to follow the steps set out in the proper use, reuse or recycling of batteries.