PSA Peugeot Citroen has teamed up with SNAM (Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux), the European leader in battery collection and recycling, to ensure its hybrid and electric vehicle batteries to be recycled at the end of their life cycle.
SNAM will be responsible for collecting and recycling high voltage industrial batteries – nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion – from the Peugeot and Citroën networks of accredited auto repair shops and dealerships in Europe.
Signed as part of a 2012 partnership deal with SNAM in France, this new agreement will ensure that batteries from the Group’s end-of-life electric and hybrid vehicles are properly recycled across its network and production sites in Europe. By regenerating raw and other materials, it will also lead to the development of a circular economy.
SNAM is able to recycle up to 80% of the weight of this type of battery, far exceeding the 50% minimum target for recycling efficiency set by European regulations.
PSA has four electric vehicles on sale in Europe – the C-Zero and iOn city cars, as well as versions of the Berlingo and Partner vans. PSA also sells diesel-electric hybrids in the Peugeot 508, DS 5 and, until recently, offered this in the Peugeot 3008 crossover.