China requires electric car manufacturers to set up facilities to collect and recycle used batteries to solve waste battery waste, according to a new regulation released on February 26.
China has asked electric car makers to recycle used batteries.
China began promoting electric cars in 2009, aiming to become the world's leading manufacturer by trying to curb emissions, improve energy security and promote the development of high-tech industries.
However, as lithium battery production has increased by 50 per cent in 2017, and the number of used batteries has reached 170,000 tonnes, the government is trying to improve its recycling capacity and eliminate the potential for a growing source of pollution.
News that China's industry issued the regulations on Monday, for new energy automobile manufacturers responsible for recycling car batteries, and asked them to establish a recycling channels and service outlets, so that the old batteries can collect, store and transfer to professional recycler.
The industry says carmakers will also have to build a service network to make it easier for people to repair or replace old batteries.
It should also take measures aimed at stimulating consumer good practices, including subsidies or battery repurchase agreements.
Along with battery manufacturers and their distribution companies, carmakers must also establish "traceability" systems to identify the owners of discarded batteries.
The rules also encourage battery makers to design products that are standardized and easily disassembled to help automate the recovery process. Battery manufacturers must also provide technical training for carmakers to store and dismantle old batteries.