POLICY BRIEF - RECYCLING EV BATTERY MATERIAL - Towards material security and
1 August 2023
It is therefore necessary to understand the adequacy of the current EV recycling regulations at the national level, preparedness at the state level for implementation and also the role of the EV manufacturing industry in the recycling strategy. [...] The parameters for the certificate include the weight of battery processed, percentage fulfilment of material recovery targets for the specified year and geographical source of battery. The current version of the battery waste rules covers electric vehicle batteries, as well as portable, automotive and industrial batteries. [...] On obtaining refurbishing certificates purchased from the registered re-furbishers, the extended producer responsibility of the producers can be “deferred by the duration as laid down by the Central Pollution Control Board for the corresponding quantity of e-waste and will be added to the extended producer responsibility of the producer upon expiry of the extended life of the refurbished product”. [...] To incentivise refurbishing, 75 per cent of the deferred quantity will be added to the extended producer responsibility of the producer for recycling upon expiry of the extended life of the refurbished product. [...] One such model could be battery leasing wherein the battery is returned at the end of the lease period and the onus to repurpose and recycle lies with the manufacturer.