Icy Energy: Cold-resistant batteries could extend EV range, says research report

Beijing, China – Riemannian surface on carbon anodes enable lithium-Ion storage at -35c–or, in more plain English, researchers led by Xi Wang of Beijing Jiaotong University may have discovered modifications allowing EV batteries to better survive harsh winter climates. According to research from ACS Central Science, the smoothness of graphite in lithium-ion batteries is enough […]

Battery Backup: Continental unveils sensor systems for detecting EV battery damage

Toronto, Ontario — A pair of new products from German parts developer Continental may pack the one-two punch needed to both allow repair facilities to more accurately assess electric vehicle battery damage, while also allowing OEMs to do away with the excess body materials used to protect the battery pack. When equipped with the Current […]

Matte’s Mandate: ARPAC CEO shares four comments on 2035 emissions target

Montreal, Quebec— When it comes to electric vehicle batteries, the Association of Auto Parts Recyclers share a question in common with much of the general Canadian public: “What end of life electric vehicle battery strategies need to be in place to support our environmental goals while achieving the one hundred percent zero-emission vehicle target by […]

Save the Date: Auto Recyclers of Canada to host EV/Hybrid webinar Nov. 4

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has been working on the implications to auto recyclers of the electrification of the Canadian fleet for almost two years now. Following lots of reading, seeking out experts, describing how the industry operates and may operate within a growing electric fleet economy, innumerable webinars, seminars and […]

Green Machine: LKQ acquires EV battery business

Chicago, Illinois — LKQ Corporation is going green with its new announcement that it has gained the business and assets of Green Bean Battery Company. LKQ, a provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles, has expanded by obtaining the battery company, which focuses on reconditioning and installing hybrid […]

Mastering Masses: First Cobalt to study ‘black mass’ material from recycled batteries

Toronto, Ontario ⁠—  First Cobalt has begun a study of “black mass” material from recycled batteries as a supplemental source of feed for its hydrometallurgical refinery north of Toronto.   The company said it believes the refinery could recover cobalt, nickel, copper, and potentially lithium and manganese—in addition to planned cobalt production from primary feed. Discussions […]

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 […]

Lean on Lithion: Quebec recycling company discusses dangers of EV batteries

Toronto, Ontario –The number of electric vehicles on the road is on a steady rise. With nearly 100,000 electric vehicles in Canada, it’s clear that the future of transportation is green and clean. However, with the lessening of emissions in the air, there is a new unexpected risk many outside of the auto recycling industry don’t […]