EV manufacturer Tevva has entered into a partnership with battery recycling specialist Ecobat for the repair, repurposing and recycling of its lithium-ion batteries.
The partnership will begin with a 12-month pilot phase for first-life battery management, with the opportunity to expand into additional energy storage and recycling solutions.
If an issue arises during vehicle life, Ecobat says it will ensure Tevva’s in-house assembled lithium-ion batteries are handled, diagnosed and repaired using effective and environmentally friendly methods.
Tevva’s 7.5t battery-electric truck recently entered mass production at the company’s London facility and offers up to 140 miles from its 105kWh battery on a single charge.
This will be followed by a 7.5t hydrogen-electric truck, which benefits from a hydrogen range-extender that enhances vehicle range to up to 354 miles.
Asher Bennett, Tevva founder and CEO said, “Tevva is committed to providing the best possible customer service while promoting a circular approach to battery management.
“By agreeing this strategic partnership with Ecobat, a company with proven credentials in minimising waste, honouring resources, and respecting rare earth metals, we are letting our customers know that we’ve got their back in the worst-case scenario, while also being a responsible corporate citizen by preparing for battery end of life.”
In 2021, Ecobat’s lead battery recycling business fully recycled 70 million car batteries.
Tom Seward, EU key accounts director at Ecobat said, “Ecobat is thrilled to partner with a company like Tevva, one that’s committed to efficient, effective and sustainable resource management, to extend the lifecycle of their lithium-ion batteries.
“Working with pioneers like Tevva to support their battery management gives Ecobat the opportunity to expand its lithium-ion recycling footprint and further the circular energy economy.”