As more electric vehicles hit U.S. roadways, the secondary market for used EV batteries will grow as well. Interests focus on repurposing the batteries for energy storage systems, potentially for uses ranging from residences to industry. Among the obstacles to repurposing is that manufacturers use their own uniquely designed battery packs and communication systems.
The Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Battery Pack Standardization Study collaborators worked to identify the barriers and costs involved in implementing and manufacturing standard EV battery packs so that when they hit the second-use market, they were more adaptable and capable of being combined with modules from other manufacturers.
This study, led by Electricore with support from CSE, SDG&E, BMW and Ricardo, addressed these issues and formulated a comprehensive plan recommending future standardization efforts.