Forecasted EV batteries available for recycling in the EU 2018-2030

This statistic shows the expected end-of-life stock of electric vehicle (EV) batteries in the European Union between 2018 and 2030. The number of EV batteries available for recycling was forecast to surpass one million by 2030.

Projected number of electric vehicle (EV) batteries available for recycling in the European Union (EU) between 2018 and 2030

Number of batteries
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Release date

November 2018



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

The source gives the following information on methodology: "Batteries are assumed to reach end of life after 8 years, then becoming available for recycling. In this study, lifespans were considered to be distributed discretely [...] In the EU, up to 90 % of BEV are assumed to be collected, while the PHEV collection rate is assumed to be 50 %. The possibilities of battery re-use are ruled out in the present analysis. The number of batteries available for recycling is estimated based on the average number of batteries deployed in each of the IEA scenarios discussed before. EV batteries deployed in the EU represent an average of the high and low ERTRAC scenarios."

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