Industry Forum

End of Life Pathways for EV Batteries

Course overview: 

This module is a half-day, advanced-level bootcamp designed to teach you the various ways EV batteries can be managed at their end of life. The course covers operational, technical, and commercial considerations for strategies including repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing, repurposing, and recycling. 

Who should attend: 

This course is intended for:

  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Commercial staff looking to build on their technical understanding
  • Business leaders looking to explore alternative operating models to manage EV batteries at their end of life


No existing knowledge is required to undertake this course.


Following the successful completion of this course delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Benefits and learning objectives: 

By the end of this course delegate will be able to: 

  • Describe why designing for end of life is important, and the different options for a product at the end of its first life
  • State the Legislation around the end of life for vehicles and batteries, its implications and future landscape
  • Define, describe, and evaluate the following end of life strategies, with practical examples: repair / reuse, refurbishment / reconditioning, battery remanufacturing, repurposing, recycling
  • Describe considerations that need to be taken into account when choosing a particular end of life strategy (e.g. volume, quality, state of health)
  • Make informed decisions about piloting or implementing end of life strategies for EV batteries

Topics Covered: 

The course covers the following concepts:

  • Introduction to circular economy
  • Closed loop supply chains for batteries
  • Waste hierarchy for batteries
  • Extended producer responsibility legislation and its significance
  • End of life strategies for batteries
  • Evaluation of end of life strategies based on various considerations (e.g. state of health), in addition to case studies and examples
  • Tools for further decision-making and engagement with the topic (e.g. decision tree, EoL ForCE, CEMA)

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why choose SMMT QMD: 

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK’s automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support
  • Course booking details:

Course Booking Details: 

Leading Expertise
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

Proven Capability
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

Attainable Results
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

Robust Execution
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

Date & Time Venue Cost Availability Take Action
25 Nov 2021 - 25 Nov 2021
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £150 Yes Book
25 Nov 2021 - 25 Nov 2021
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £150 Yes Book
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