The aim is the industrialised recovery of valuable raw materials such as lithium, nickel, manganese and cobalt in a closed loop together with aluminium, copper and plastics, achieving a recycling rate of more than 90% over the long term. With the closed-loop approach, Volkswagen Group Components aims to create a closed material cycle that will not only reduce the Group’s primary demand for raw materials in the long term, but can also significantly reduce the CO2 footprint of the batteries. In the long term, the professional disposal of the battery and the reprocessing of its valuable components has an ecologically and economically sustainable effect. If the costs fall, the customer benefits. This is another goal of the circular economy of future mobility.