Last week, Everledger and Ford Motor Company announced the launch of the first battery passport pilot. The battery passport is the digital identity of a battery and includes information about its materials, components, and ultimately about the battery itself.
Everledger platform will help Ford track electric vehicle batteries throughout their lifecycle. Thanks to Everledger, Ford will be able to monitor out-of-warranty batteries, validate responsible recycling, and gain access to data including those about recycled critical minerals produced – and associated CO2 savings.
US lithium-ion battery recyclers Cirba Solutions and Li-Cycle will be working with Everledger and Ford during this pilot. Cirba Solutions has been the leader in providing traceability and transparency in battery recycling. Li-Cycle co-founder and CEO Ajay Kochhar commented: “We are excited to be part of this innovative pilot project! It will help better understand EV batteries’ lifecycle.”
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Everledger is planning to launch the battery passport commercially after these six months of testing. According to the company, the technology raised the interest of several car manufacturers and other players in the industry. Especially auto recyclers, auction houses, and repair garages could all benefit from the Everledger platform.
This pilot comes just before the European Battery Regulation is implemented. The new regulation will require car and battery manufacturers to keep track of and report on the battery’s lifecycle. For this purpose, Everledger could become the perfect solution.
According to Everledger’s Ceo and Founder, Leanne Kemp: “A fully connected and transparent battery passport, secured by blockchain technology, allows electric vehicle manufacturers and owners to not only track and report the lifetime journey of each battery but increasingly where those critical minerals originated.”
All these data will allow car manufacturers like Ford to better report on their climate action and understand what parts of their business need to be improved to reach their emission reduction goals.
Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by Impakter.com columnists are their own, not those of Impakter.com. In the Featured Photo: The Ford Mustang Mach-E. All photos Credit: Ford Motor Company.