Over the course of that year, a total of 112,617kg of lithium-ion EV-batteries and lithium-ion starter batteries were collected. Of these, 25,902kg were given a second life by a conversion company in which they could be reused, usually for energy storage. Recycling companies processed 86,715kg and recovered 69 per cent of the raw materials. This was well above the 50 per cent, by weight, mandatory recycling requirement for lithium-ion batteries.
For other starter batteries, such as lead batteries, a mandatory recycling requirement of 65 per cent, by weight, applies. This requirement too was exceeded in 2022.