Cox Automotive Mobility and Spiers New Technologies announced on Aug. 30 the expansion of their global EV battery service center network with new facilities in Belleville, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, and Las Vegas.
Cox Automotive Mobility, which acquired Spiers New Technologies in August 2021, both also operate end-to-end EV battery service centers in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ede, Netherlands.
“We’re taking charge of the EV battery lifecycle, offering efficient and sustainable solutions that will effectively extend battery first life and help keep batteries out of our oceans and landfills,” said Lea Malloy, assistant vice president of EV battery solutions for Cox Automotive Mobility, in a news release.
With automakers investing billions in new EV models, and government-mandated environmental targets to achieve, battery-powered vehicles are emerging as a dominant form of transportation for people and goods – not only in America but globally. As the world’s largest automotive services provider, Cox Automotive is steering its business to support this transition and meet the needs of its customers.
The company is constructing its global EV battery service network with dedicated locations across the U.S. and Europe. This model will allow Cox Automotive Mobility to remain agile in providing EV battery services located near the customer – reducing the friction of logistics. Today, Cox Automotive and Spiers New Technologies are battery advisors and engineering partners to numerous automakers.
In addition to supporting practices that enable the extension of EV battery first lives and end-of-life reuse and pre-treatment recycling, Cox Automotive Mobility remains committed to delivering the industry standard in battery health inspection and valuation. This includes the company’s groundbreaking grading system and diagnostic tool, built in partnership with Spiers New Technologies, that provides a VIN-specific battery health score to help drive confidence and transparency with dealers and consumers.
With additional geographic expansion planned later this year, the company is scheduled to grow its global operating footprint to more than one million square feet.