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The world's most comprehensive report about the lithium-ion battery end-of-life industry

127 pages

46 charts and tables

lists and mentions of over 100 COMPANIES


Price: £990 GBP

Includes: report in pdf with rights to use in buyer’s organisation

Until the 31st of August there is an offer to get this report at no extra cost when either ordering a subscription or on issue of the new quarterly report published the 1st of August. Read about the offers here.

The report can also be ordered and invoiced through email:


Report and advisory package

This includes:

  • Report delivered as pdf

  • Executive Summary slide deck

  • Half day workshop at the customer’s location including presentation of the main findings and discussion of implications and options for the customer’s business

  • Access to updates of data and current report when available during one year and 20% discount on next report

  • All data in the report in spreadsheet format

Price for this package is £4,250*

Price is exclusive of VAT (applicable for UK customers only)

For order and questions, call Hans Eric Melin at +44 775 692 7479, or send email to

*Does not include traveling costs for workshop outside of UK.

The lithium-ion battery end-of-life market 2018–2025

Recycling of lithium-ion batteries is happening at a much larger scale than what most people realize. In 2018 97,000 tonnes of lithium-ion batteries were recycled which was more than 50 per cent of the batteries that will reach their end of life. Far from the 2-7 per cent claimed by many researchers and other reports.

The same is true for reuse of batteries. What has been described as PR initiatives and research projects has already become an strategic business for several EV makers, battery companies and specialists. The use of second life batteries is rapidly becoming an integrated area in the energy storage industry. And like recycling it is increasingly driven by players in China.

This report explains the mechanisms and drivers of the market starting by exploring what happens with the batteries when they reach end-of-life today and then further describes what to expect when the volumes from electric vehicles start to come off the market.

The report unveils essential information required to fully understand everything from pricing, volumes and the different processing routes available for lithium-ion batteries when they reach their end of life.

The report is for anyone who takes decisions around end-of-life issues for lithium-ion batteries such as:

  • Automotive and battery industry executives with responsibility for electrification, strategic development, new markets and sustainability

  • Material industry executives with responsibility for strategy and business development, sourcing, sales and recycling

  • Energy company managers and executives with responsibility for energy storage, strategic development and sustainability

  • Recycling and refurbishment professionals with responsibility for strategic development, sales, collection and operations

  • Investors with current or future positions in recycling, material and energy storage companies

Key segments covered:

  • The lithium-ion industry from an end-of-life perspective – Tonnes placed on the market, applications, chemistries etc

  • Structure and drivers in end-of-life market – The role of the players in the market, costs and revenues, reuse and refurbishment

  • Recycling of lithium-ion batteries – Methods, research, market, costs and revenues, players in China, South Korea, Japan, Europe, North America and the rest of the world

  • Second life for lithium-ion batteries – Feasibility, markets, applications, players and projects in Europe, North America, Japan and China

  • Conclusions based on the reports findings – Volumes of batteries reaching end-of-life, available for second life and recycling by chemistries, applications and geography, volumes of raw materials from recycling and opportunities for players in the market.