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After the end of a vehicle’s service life

Volkswagen's decarbonisation strategy extends far beyond the vehicle’s service life. Volkswagen Group Components runs the Group’s first plant for recycling electric car batteries in Salzgitter - a committed step towards sustainable end-to-end responsibility for the entire value chain of the electric vehicle battery.

Battery recycling pilot plant
Clean separation: battery recycling in Salzgitter.

Second-life first – then recycling

Valuable components: This many materials go into a high-voltage battery.
Closed loop for batteries: Volkswagen has set its sights on a closed loop.