Toyota to collaborate with Redwood Supplies on sustainable, closed-loop electrified car battery ecosystem


Toyota Motor North America has embarked on a mission to create a sustainable, closed-loop battery ecosystem for its electrified powertrains. This focuses not solely on the gathering, testing and recycling of batteries into uncooked supplies to create a sustainable provide chain, but additionally goals to develop second-life alternatives for remanufactured and repurposed Toyota hybrid electrical car batteries by leveraging battery well being screening instruments and empowering knowledge from its automobiles.

In reference to these objectives, Toyota and Redwood Supplies will discover a collection of end-of-life battery options for Toyota’s proposed battery ecosystem.

Initially, this collaboration will give attention to the gathering, testing and recycling of Toyota hybrid electrical car batteries. The businesses will then look to increase into different areas similar to battery well being screening and knowledge administration, remanufacturing and battery materials provide all through North America.

Redwood Supplies is driving down the environmental footprint and price of lithium-ion batteries by providing large-scale sources of home anode and cathode supplies produced from recycled batteries. Redwood receives greater than ~6 GWh of end-of-life batteries yearly for recycling, that are then refined and remanufactured into important battery supplies.


The corporate plans to ramp manufacturing of anode and cathode parts within the US to 100 GWh yearly by 2025—sufficient to supply a couple of million electrical automobiles a yr.

Collectively, Toyota and Redwood will examine methods to include battery recycling seamlessly by way of home battery supplies manufacturing into Toyota’s battery manufacturing technique, starting with North America.

Toyota helped pave the best way for clear transportation with the introduction of the Toyota Prius greater than 20 years in the past. Their dedication not solely to promote thousands and thousands of electrified automobiles this decade however to make sure their circularity into the longer term is a important step for electrification. Redwood and Toyota’s shared imaginative and prescient to drive down the environmental footprint and price of transportation will proceed to speed up the adoption and entry to electrical automobiles.

—JB Straubel, Redwood Supplies founder and CEO

Toyota’s manufacturing plans embody new and elevated automotive battery manufacturing in the USA. Lately Toyota introduced an funding of $1.29 billion in a brand new North American battery plant, Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC). When accomplished, TBMNC is anticipated to supply battery packs for 1.2 million electrified automobiles per yr. Toyota expects to promote eight million electrified automobiles globally by 2030 and make investments $70B of their growth.


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