As part of a plan to promote sustainable actions for the future, Toyota Motor North America announced through an official statement that it will work hand in hand with Redwood Materials to develop a clean electric vehicle battery recycling ecosystem that will include a process of collecting, testing, evaluating, remanufacturing, recycling and producing materials for new energy sources.
All this as part of the friendly objectives with the environment that have been outlined worldwide with the purpose of reducing the carbon footprint on the atmosphereto prevent the ambient temperature from rising 1.5 degrees Celsius and reaching a point of no return that is harmful to life on Earth.
In addition to select, collect and recycle batteries from electrified vehiclesToyota is committed to this plan to be a window for the manufacture of parts and give a second life opportunity to the batteries of the brand’s hybrid cars.
To this end, it will collaborate with Redwood Materials, initially to cover the entire process described above, but with the conviction of being able to expand relations to other areas that benefit and improve the quality of service offered by Toyota. Among the new sectors that could be covered is data management, remanufacturing, battery supply for all of North America and battery condition assessment.
“We are excited to work with Redwood Materials to identify solutions for our end-of-life electrified propulsion systems that contribute to our vision of creating a sustainable, circular battery ecosystem,” said Christopher Yang, group vice president of business development at Redwood Materials. Toyota.
This company has been selected by Toyota to embark on a path towards sustainability, precisely highlighting what they have been doing over the years. Redwood Materials reduces the CO2 footprint as well as the cost of lithium-ion batteries by offering anode and cathode material alternatives for recycled batteries.
Each year, the company receives 6 GWh of batteries that have completed their useful life in the market to later convert them into specific and fundamental materials for vehicular energy sources. However, their plans do not stop there, since they intend to increase anode and cathode production to 100 GWh per year in 2025, within the United States, where Toyota can be a fundamental part of said process.
On the other hand, Toyota also has its goals set in the United States, where it wants to increase the production of batteries for electric cars. In fact, the Asian manufacturer recently announced plans to build a new battery plant in the country, and to do so it will invest $1.29 billion, and once it is up and running it is expected to produce battery packs for 1.2 million electrified cars per year.
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