Lithium-ion batteries are the most widespread energy carriers in electrically powered vehicles today. But what happens to batteries after they are used in electric vehicles? In the area of e.telligence of our service portfolio, we are engaged in the development of software algorithms for the evaluation of possible second use scenarios of lithium-ion storage.
The life cycle of lithium-ion batteries in an electric vehicle is limited. A reconditioning of the batteries would extend the value chain. Exact statements about the extent to which the value chain can be extended are currently not possible. By developing software algorithms based on energy data, e.telligent aims to make realistic assessments of the condition of energy storage devices with regard to their reuse in the future. Possible applications after the electric car are applications in which the energy storage devices are exposed to less stress than in the vehicle. Examples of so called second use cases are stationary storage in private households, for emergency power supply or in off-grid systems. "By generating energy data, conventional batteries develop into intelligent energy storage devices. In the e.telligence division of our range of services, we focus on the potential created by the secondary use of energy storage devices. Our goal is to successively expand the division with the medium-term goal of establishing our own software products on the market," says managing director Dr. Christian Matzner, looking to the future.
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