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Rad Power working with Redwood Materials for e-bike battery recycling

Published April 25, 2023

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes will work with Redwood Materials to recycle the brand's end-of-life lithium-ion batteries.

Consumers can bring their unpackaged battery to any U.S. Rad Power retail location.  Rad Power will prepare the batteries for shipment to Redwood Materials for recycling, refining, and repurposing. Recycling programs like Redwood Materials facilitates the reuse of more than 95% of a battery's critical metals. Recycling also reduces the need to mine virgin materials.

In addition, select Rad Power retail locations will be equipped with collection bins for small-format lithium-ion batteries.

According to Rad Power, its ridership is nearing 700,000. The partnership also helps reduce the impact of batteries on the environment. The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) projects that about eight million tons of lithium-ion battery waste impacts the environment.

Redwood Materials started in 2017 in Carson City, Nevada, to domestically recycle electric car batteries. It's co-founded and run by JB Straubel, who also co-founded electric car company Tesla.

Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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