What You Need to Know

Lithium-ion batteries being introduced into battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and future electrification technologies (BEV, PHEV) have a different chemistry, and thus different recycling and repurposing processes compared to traditional car batteries. They are much lighter than other types of rechargeable batteries of the same size, lose only approximately three percent of their charge per month, and can be recharged and discharged thousands of times. For these reasons, they are currently the preferred battery electrical energy storage system for vehicle applications.

FCA US LLC is committed to going green -- using electrification technologies in an increasing number of upcoming vehicles, and making it easy for customers to recycle or repurpose their lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries can currently be found in the FIAT® 500e (BEV) and the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (PHEV).

Please do your part to protect the planet by recycling or repurposing your lithium-ion battery. For more information about eligibility, contact a dealer.


Access our Emergency Response guides to learn how to safety handle Lithium Batteries during emergency situations.

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Can My Battery Be Recycled or Repurposed?

BEV and PHEV lithium-ion batteries can be recycled or repurposed. The vehicles listed below use lithium-ion batteries.

FIAT® 500e (BEV)
Fully electric powertrain with a 24kWh lithium-ion battery
97 lithium-ion cells
364 volts
Chrysler Pacifica (PHEV)
Hybrid powertrain with a 16kWh lithium-ion battery
3.6 liter V-6 engine


High Voltage Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) lithium-ion batteries can be recycled or repurposed.

Currently, the FIAT® 500e (BEV) and the Chrysler Pacifica (PHEV) have lithium-ion batteries.

Contact the dealership you purchased or leased your vehicle from, or a dealer that sells or leases your current vehicle to make arrangements for assessment. Your dealer will confirm that the battery:

  • Has not been involved in an accident, as a different center may handle the battery disposal
  • Cannot be replaced under warranty
  • Is from a vehicle that was disposed of properly

Please be ready to provide:

  • Your vehicle’s identification number (VIN)
  • The vehicle’s date of purchase or lease
  • The name of the dealer that the vehicle was purchased through
  • The battery serial number
  • Battery warranty information
  • Information regarding whether the vehicle or battery were purchased by an insurance company or if the vehicle or battery are in the possession of a salvage yard or independent repair facility

Please call the customer care center at 1-800-CHRYSLER or call or visit your local dealership.