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Toyota Joins Redwood Supplies’ EV Battery Recycling Initiative


US startup Redwood Supplies on Tuesday stated Japan’s Toyota Motor has change into the most recent auto business big to affix its complete electrical automobile (EV) battery recycling and remanufacturing initiative.

Redwood Supplies, whose companions embody automaker Ford Motor and EV battery maker Panasonic Holdings, is constructing a closed-loop battery ecosystem aimed toward decreasing EV prices by lessening dependence on imported supplies whereas additionally lowering the environmental affect.

The five-year-old firm has targeted preliminary work at a 175-acre campus in northern Nevada, and plans to construct one other advanced in southeastern United States, its chief govt and founder, JB Straubel, stated in an interview.

The brand new facility would be capable of provide Toyota‘s deliberate $1.3 billion (practically Rs. 10,000 crore)¬†battery plant in North Carolina, in addition to Ford’s deliberate battery vegetation in Tennessee and Kentucky with SK On, a subsidiary of South Korea’s SK Innovation.

Redwood Supplies is ramping up manufacturing of anode and cathode elements to 100 gigawatt-hours by 2025, sufficient to provide batteries for 1 million EVs a yr, then to 500 GWh by 2030, sufficient to provide 5 million EVs a yr or extra, stated Straubel, a co-founder of Tesla.

Tesla Chief Govt Elon Musk has stated the EV maker expects to construct as much as 20 million EVs a yr by 2030, whereas complete international EV manufacturing together with Tesla may attain as a lot as 40 million, business forecasters stated.

Straubel stated Redwood Supplies is having “varied discussions” with Tesla, however has no offers to announce but. Tesla’s companions additionally embody Panasonic.

Toyota has been constructing hybrid electrical automobiles below the Prius title for greater than twenty years. With a automotive’s common lifespan roughly 12 years, some early Prius fashions can be reaching the top of their helpful lives.

As soon as out of service, their nickel steel hydride batteries may be recycled and supplies equivalent to nickel and copper reintroduced into the battery provide chain, the place they’ll complement uncooked supplies from mines.

© Thomson Reuters 2022


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