Supply Chain Moves: Week of May 1st, 2023


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Week of May 1st, 2023

Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance

The electric vehicle (EV) market continues to grow and brings with it many supply chain challenges – from sourcing lithium to building the necessary infrastructure to transporting lithium batteries safely. 

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Let’s examine some recent industry news.  



  • More EVs means more lithium batteries. EVs run on large format lithium-ion batteries, which are fully regulated hazmat and add another level of complexity and risk due to their size and power. As a result, the ongoing transport of new, used, end-of-life and damaged batteries and cellular module assemblies (CMAs) through the supply chain can be a complicated and highly regulated endeavor, and transporting them safely, efficiently and compliantly means nailing every detail.  
  • EV battery transport is challenging. Not only is there a fire risk associated with lithium batteries, but the regulations are constantly changing, the batteries are big, bulky and difficult to handle, and they require specialized, custom packaging. Battery transport also often involves multiple supply chain partners who must be aligned on the processes, equipment and transport instructions. 
  • An industry-wide concern. With nearly all automakers selling or unveiling EVs, every organization in the automotive industry – from the automakers themselves to OEMs to the corner repair shop – needs a plan for large format lithium battery transport. After all, in today’s rapidly growing EV market, it’s not a matter of if large format lithium batteries will have to be transported, but when.  

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