Reuse, Recycling and Recovery of End-of-Life New Energy Vehicles in China

  • Weiqun Han
  • Yuan Shi
  • Alexandra PehlkenEmail author
  • Goufang Zhang
  • Pang-Chieh Sui
  • Jinsheng Xiao
Conference paper


China has the largest quantity of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in the world. As time progresses, a certain percentage of NEVs will enter the scrap stage every year. By examining the status quo and the problems of recycling of conventional end-of-life vehicles in China, this study investigated the potential market for end-of-life NEVs and existing problems in the recycling and reuse systems. It was found that the recycling and reuse systems’ needs should be considered ahead of time. Further, various modes and methods for the recycling and reuse of end-of-life NEVs and their parts were analysed. Several strategies for the recycling and reuse of NEVs are proposed, including the establishment of an independent industry model for the utilization of scrap NEV power batteries. This study provides a reference for establishing a sound recycling system for end-of-life NEVs and setting up a recycling and reuse platform for scrapped NEVs in China.


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We appreciate the supports from the IPID4all Senior and Student Research Exchange projects of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Thanks also to National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51476120) and the 111 Project of China (No. B17034).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weiqun Han
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yuan Shi
    • 2
  • Alexandra Pehlken
    • 3
    Email author
  • Goufang Zhang
    • 2
  • Pang-Chieh Sui
    • 2
  • Jinsheng Xiao
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Science & ArtsJianghan UniversityHubeiChina
  2. 2.Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Automotive Components and Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Automotive Components TechnologyWuhan University of TechnologyHubeiChina
  3. 3.Cascade Use Research GroupCarl von Ossietzky UniversityOldenburgGermany

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