EV/AV Report: January 31, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, the federal government invests half-a-million dollars into EV awareness campaigns in Ontario, Tesla is putting a priority on output this year and a Quebec recycler has secured funding for a recycling plant in the province. EV Exposure The federal government announced that they have […]

Stelco’s Circle: Canadian steelmaker plans to recycle EV batteries, materials at Ontario plant

Hamilton, Ontario ⁠— Canadian steel company Stelco is planning to recycle end-of-life electric vehicle batteries and lithium-ion batteries at its facility in Nanticoke, Ontario, the company announced Jan. 11. Stelco is proposing an integrated shredding and hydrometallurgical refinery at its Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, southwest of Hamilton and near Port Dover. Alan Kestenbaum, CEO […]

EV/AV Report: December 27, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, a Swiss startup is taking the video gaming experience on the road, Honda is making life a little more fun for hospitalized children in California and Li-Cycle has partnered up with U.K. EV developer, Arriva. Mobile Gaming A Swiss company is hoping to bring […]

EV/AV Report: September 27, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Ford partners with Redwood Materials to help close the supply loop, ElectraMeccanica welcomes a new CEO from the Motor City and price drops from major OEMs mark a step closer to price parity with ICE vehicles. Mighty Redwood A new partnership between Ford and […]

Triple Threat: Li-Cycle plans third battery recycling facility in North America

Phoenix, Arizona — Canadian startup Li-Cycle Corp. plans a third battery-recycling facility in North America, doubling its capacity in the region as the global electric-vehicle boom gathers momentum. The centre, to be located near Phoenix, will be capable of processing up to 10,000 metric tons of end-of-life batteries and battery-manufacturing scrap per year, said Li-Cycle; […]

EV/AV Report: March 15, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— This week, Quebec-based battery recycler Lithion joins forces with an OEM, Saskatoon inches closer to electrifying its city fleet and Canadian Tire unveils endeavours in the world of autonomous trucks. Hyundai battery boost Hyundai Canada and Quebec-based battery recycler  Lithion Recycling have announced a service agreement to increase the OEM’s sustainable production […]

Li-Cycle Listed: Ontario battery recyclers files to go public on NYSE

Mississauga, Ontario – Li-Cycle is raising funds for global expansion by going public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in a deal that values the battery recycler at US$1.7 billion, the company announced Tuesday. The five-year-old private company has unveiled plans to merge with Peridot Acquisition Corp., an NYSE-listed special acquisition corporation (SPAC). If […]

NAATBatt Notes: Lithium-ion batteries are being reused, not scrapped

Toronto, Ontario –  While lithium-ion batteries have touted a bad rap for allegedly being tossed in landfills or poorly recycled, they actually boast some of the longest lifetimes and highest reuse rates, Hans Eric Melin, managing director of Circular Energy Storage said during a panel at NAATBatt International 2021. In most consumers’ minds, a vehicle […]