Secondary use of EV batteries as an energy storage solution

Project Description

  • Innovation
  • 1 May 2022
  • 31 December 2022
  • €699 096

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.


Long charging times of electrified transport, the cost of energy storage, high consumption of raw materials, and energy-intensive recycling of batteries.

Main Objective

Development of an energy storage solution via secondary use of BEV batteries to speed up the transition to electrification of all modes of urban transport.


Energy storage using second-life EV batteries to support the high-power charging of electric vehicles.