A second life for e-car batteries
Sustainability is the central issue in the development of high-voltage batteries. With its eco-design battery, IAV had already provided a blueprint for how electricity storage systems can save both, CO2 and costs from production to recycling. Michael Clauß, specialist for battery systems at IAV, explains how the new “Eco-Design 2.0” concept can further improve the eco-balance of batteries.
"Our new concept contributes significantly to one of the most important trends in the battery market: Sustainability."
— Specialist for Battery Systems at IAV
What contribution does Eco-Design 2.0 make to sustainability?
According to IAV’s internal calculations, this reduces the manufacturing costs for core elements of the battery modules by 31 percent. Life cycle analysis improves by 51 percent. We have shown the higher weight of the battery with its impact on energy consumption.
Which battery technology will in future prevail on the market?
Samsung has already announced series production for solid-state electrolyte cells. This is a game changer because it is expected that the energy densities can be increased by a good third. This could also give lithium-ion technology significantly greater potential.