Formula E Forges Partnership To Recycle Batteries From Past Seasons
By Taruka Srivastav | February 18, 2019
ABB FIA Formula E Championship is partnering with Belgian recycling group Umicore to implement a battery recycling programme.
As the Official Battery Recycling Supplier, Umicore will recycle the lithium-ion battery units and cells used during the first two seasons of the electric street racing series.
Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, said: “This is an important moment for Formula E and I’m grateful to be partnering with Umicore on this initiative. Sustainability is at the core of both companies, and to be able to recycle our battery cells with a closed loop approach means we’re doing our utmost to limit the impact we have on the environment – while promoting a wider message of clean mobility.”
Kurt Vandeputte, Senior VP Rechargeable Battery Materials Umicore, said: “It’s an honour for Umicore to demonstrate our closed loop business approach for the lithium-ion batteries in Formula E.
“After introducing our battery materials expertise as technology partner with Mahindra Racing in the championship, we’re excited to now also offer our ‘closing the battery loop’ sustainable recycling solution for the end-of-life batteries of season one and two.”