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Something is happening in Salzgitter that has never been seen before in the Volkswagen Group – the first plant for recycling used electric car batteries is beginning operations. We look back at the development of this innovative and sustainable process.

Battery recycling pilot plant
Battery recycling, made in Salzgitter: all of these components of used batteries are recovered on site.
On its way to a new life: Spent battery modules enter the recycling plant.
Looks like a spaceship, but is part of the pilot plant in Salzgitter.

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Press Release and Interview with Thomas Schmall and Mark Möller

Statements and fact sheet

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