According to the rules of the Management of End-of-Life Vehicles Decree (Bbb), car manufacturers and importers must take back the ignition batteries and drive batteries from hybrid and electric cars after use. By participating in the collective system (for which they pay a management fee) they transfer the performance of their responsibility to ARN.
More specifically, ARN takes care of the collection and processing of the end-of-life drive batteries and starter batteries with a negative residual value. In practice, these are Li-ion batteries. ARN also organises the provision of information and reports to the government. The growth in electric cars means the number of lithium batteries will increase.
Furthermore, ARN also reports to the government on car batteries with a positive residual value, namely lead-acid and NiMH batteries.