Bringing in Batteries: OARA welcomes newest member

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association is thrilled to welcome its newest member, RePowered Batteries.

RePowered Batteries, headquartered in Gatineau, Quebec, takes electric vehicle batteries and repurposes them for future use in everything from solar power storage systems to grocery store grids. 

“RePowered Batteries take batteries from end-of-life electric vehicles and dismantle to build new batteries for micro-grid systems. Like a big backup battery,” said Julien Lemay, CEO of RePowered Batteries. “The goal is to give batteries a second life⁠—to extend the life of electric vehicle batteries, reduce the reliance on new material and also delay their recycling so that methods have improved by the time they get to recycling and metal extraction.” 

Last year, RePowered Batteries set up its pilot plant to produce its proof-of-concept. The company plans to soon open its manufacturing plant in Gatineau, Quebec.

“We see immense value in being properly connected to Canada’s auto recyclers,” said Lemay. “They are an integral part of our value chain⁠. Joining OARA as a member makes perfect sense for us.”

Lemay is also the founder of the Canadian Second Life Battery Assocation⁠, an organization advocating as a unified voice for second-life battery manufacturers. You can learn more about the organization by visiting


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