Repurposing electric vehicle (EV) batteries is a growing field of interest as the number of EVs on the road increases. When EV batteries reach the end of their life in vehicles, they can still have approximately 80% capacity. Therefore, reusing them in other applications before the end of their full operational life, and recycling them, can extract additional value.
Second Life Applications
There are several potential applications for these repurposed batteries. For instance, they can be resold as replacements in other EVs and used in car conversions They can also be used as energy storage be in for home of industry application.
Home Energy Storage
Repurposed EV batteries can be used in homes for energy storage. This allows homeowners to charge at night or store excess solar energy generated during the day and use it at night. This can help reduce reliance on grid-supplied electricity and further promote the use of renewable energy sources.
"People are coming to the realisation that the NMC batteries in the vehicles are performing better than expected. All the reports, be it Tesla or others, are showing that they have 90% capacity left when the battery is still 10 years old"
CEO Rasmus Bergström
Reuse & Repurpose is the ethos of Second Life EV Batteries Ltd.
We come from an environmentally angle, conscious and big advocates for more reproposing in our day to day life's. Back in 2017 EV battery repurposing was an area that did not have much of a roadmap for this and we started to look into how we could make a difference.
With ever increasing forecast for more EV battery a circular economy for battery repurposing is going to be required.
Here at Second Life EV Batteries Ltd are looking into how industry challenges can be resolved and enabling a more simple approch to repurposing can be achived.
Below are past events we attended
MOVE - Mobility Re-Imagined
MOVEi s the world's most important urban mobility event. MOVE have created the world’s most important mobility event, where disruptive technology and innovation drive a carbon zero future for the entire value chain.
SPEAKER: Second Life EV Batteries are speakers in the 2nd Life lithium topic
Complete Auto Recycling Show - CARS
CARS is Europe’s leading and largest event for the end of life vehicle recycling and dismantling industry.
SLEVB will be giving a presentation in the Lithium Ion Batteries session on 29th Sept. Discussing our work in giving batteries a second life though repurposing and reuse.
Fully Charged OUTSIDE will now take place at Farnborough International on the 3rd, 4th & 5th September.
Fully Charged is the world’s number 1 clean energy & electric vehicle channel and global even show.
METS Trade - Amsterdam
The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems.
We had one of our custom designed demonstration battery boxes on display here.
Driving the electric revolution
This challenge will allow the UK to seize the economic opportunities from the global transition to clean technologies and electrification. The programme will help businesses across numerous sectors including transport, energy, construction and agriculture to invest and work together to capitalise on the UK’s strengths in this technology.
Fully Charged 2019
Fully Charged is the world’s number 1 clean energy & electric vehicle channel and global even show hosted by writer, broadcaster and actor Robert Llewellyn, Maddie Moate, Helen Czerski, Rory Reid, Chelsea Sexton and Andy Torbet.