The UK remains at the forefront of the transition to electrification, with EV production set to hit 1.2m vehicles a year by 2030, according to the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s latest Demand Report, published last week.

The report paints a positive picture of the UK’s journey to zero-emission vehicles, with total battery demand from passenger and commercial vehicles growing from 5GWh PA in 2022 to 91GWh per year by 2030.

To meet this demand, cathode active material (CAM) demand is expected to reach 163,000 MT by 2030, while anode material demand will reach 96,000 MT.

Ensuring that the UK has a secure domestic supply chain for these battery materials will be critical to meeting this demand, as well as complying with EU regulations. From 2027, UK cells will need to be manufactured with CAM produced in Europe in order to qualify as local and avoid tariffs on EV exports to the EU.

Altilium is supporting the UK’s transition to electrification, working with OEMs and battery manufacturers to develop a circular economy for low carbon battery materials.

With the support of the APC, we have developed plans for the UK’s first fully integrated EV recycling facility, with capacity to produce 30,000 MT of CAM a year, enough to meet nearly 20% of the UK’s forecast demand.

The full APC report is available to download here.


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