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New article on business models for electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries

Black electric car being charged in a garage. Photo.
Electric car being charged. Photo Michael Fousert, Unsplash

A new article in Resources, Conservation and Recycling analyses current business models lithium-ion batteries among vehicle manufacturers. The results demonstrate that many manufacturers are pursuing ‘circular’ strategies, mostly focused on repair, refurbishing, and repurposing. Variation in the operationalization appears to be linked to the degree of manufacturer involvement, indicating that business models are context-specific and dependent on internal factors.  The article also reviews current and proposed policies that may have implications for current practices. The research was conducted in collaboration with Volvo Group.

The article can be found at Science Direct, read it here (link will open in a new window)