Electric vehicle recalls: what do they mean for the lithium ion supply chain?

In October BMW and Hyundai Motors were the latest auto OEMs to recall electric vehicles (EV) due to battery safety issues.

26,700 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were affected in BMW’s recall. A BMW spokesperson explained that the issue was not country specific and that it had arisen due to “impurities in the production process of the battery cells.” BMW’s cells are supplied by China’s CATL and South Korea’s Samsung SDI.

As part of Hyundai’s October announcement, it plans to recall 51,000 vehicles in total across Europe, China, and North America. LG Chem . . .


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