The development of transport electrification means the unsustainable production of expensive batteries including the high consumption of raw materials and, at the end of the life of battery electric vehicles (BEV), their energy-intensive recycling.
Sustainable electrified urban transport requires the provision of peak charging performance for shorter charging times. Extending battery life is offered as a possible solution. Used BEV batteries still have a capacity of about 70% and are suitable for energy storage. SEVES is testing energy storage using second-life batteries to support high-power charging in Prague.