We are accelerating opportunities to develop a fully sustainable circular economy, further enhancing our long-standing 360-degree approach to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover.
Battery collection and recycling
For the hybrid batteries we take back which cannot be reused, for example as a replacement battery in another vehicle or as stand-alone units to store power, we work with highly accomplished and accredited specialist companies which carry out the collection and recycling processes.
SNAM, based in France, is responsible for handling nickel metal-hydride batteries used in most of our hybrid electric vehicles. Umicore deals with the lithium-ion batteries currently found in the Prius+ and Prius Plug-in models in Belgium. For all the lithium-ion batteries in the rest of Europe we work with Reneos, a network of national battery collection systems and recyclers. All our partners use the latest techniques to recover as much material as possible and ensure that no harm is caused to the environment.