An Automated Approach for Disassembly and Recycling of Electric Vehicle Components

Research Area:
Remanufacturing and Recycling


Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC)

SMART Authors:
Shahin Rahimifard

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Electric Vehicles (EVs) are now seen as one of future solutions for sustainable transportation, and therefore their market share is annually increasing. However, due to their more sophisticated technologies and complex material mixture, EVs cannot efficiently be recycled using existing automotive recycling facilities. This paper presents the challenges involved in recycling EVs, and describes a systematic framework for developing an automated approach for disassembly and recycling of EV components. The initial results from application of such automated approach to disassembly of EV have also been presented.

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