What are second life batteries used for?
What is the process of recycling batteries?
Reuse is one of the cornerstones of the Circular Economy. When an EV battery reaches the end of its “first life”, there are several options, notwithstanding recycling, for stationary applications:
- Repurposing, wherein several suitable packs are selected and combined based on residual state, capacity, et cetera, is one option.
- Refurbishment of packs is a second viable option. Essentially packs are disassembled and then single cells are reconditioned and repacked in new modules.
Repurposed and refurbished packs can then be used in stationary applications which promote affordability, energy efficiency, environmental-friendliness, and sustainability.