CollisionRepairMag.com  /  August 2020 / Read original article

Brenda Yu, a research intern for the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has spent her summer gathering crucial information for Canada’s auto recycling industry.

The whitepaper—to be published in the Fall of 2020—will focus on the areas of electric vehicle battery recycling and the variety of reuse opportunities in the industry. According to the ARC, the goal of the whitepaper is to provide best practices and tips for the removal and recycling of EV batteries when they reach the end-of-life stage.

“There aren’t really any policies or processes in place for recyclers if an EV ends up in their facility. There are a lot of questions regarding how we can reuse batteries and how they can be safely disassemble the vehicles.” Yu told Collision Repair. “Our goal with the whitepaper is to figure out a way to perhaps combine the processes by OEMs, policymakers and everyone else that is—or should be—involved in the process and figure out the safest way to solve these challenges.”

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