Li-Cycle and Arrival, two major global companies in electric mobility, are about to cooperate in order to boost lithium-ion battery recycling. According to the official communications, Li-Cycle and Arrival “will work together on thought leadership initiatives and R&D efforts” within the whole supply chain both in the US and in Europe. By utilizing Li-Cycle’s breakthrough, commercial lithium-ion battery recycling technologies, end-of-life batteries from Arrival’s EV fleets in the U.S.A and Europe can be transformed into battery grade material that could be used in the production of new batteries for new Arrival vehicles. Arrival is currently engaged in a roadshow throughout Europe. We’ll talk about it quite soon.
As a matter of fact, Li-Cycle’s technologies will facilitate Arrival’s ability to minimize 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.
Statements from Li-Cycle and Arrival
“We’re excited to collaborate with Arrival to drive technological innovation in battery recycling, while creating a truly sustainable 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”.
“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”, replied 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 with them to create sustainable, end-to-end solutions that will help us drive radical impact”.