Watch Gina Aquilano, ADI Director of Technology, talk about how battery reuse and recycling is important to her and her family.
THE COST OF DISCARDED BATTERIES IS GROWING
Batteries remain the major area of focus for electric vehicle cost efficiencies. Batteries are the heart of the electric vehicle and can make up roughly 30% of the total cost of an EV. But marked improvements are in store: significant advancements in battery chemistry and electronics are driving down costs and enabling efficient battery reuse and second life, and EV battery recycling, which could deliver the cost advantages needed to push EV adoption past the tipping point.
“In the next five years, there will be 5x as many EVs on the road as today. Reusing and recycling the battery assets from EVs helps create a circular economy that saves energy and builds value for consumers.”
Corporate VP, Automotive Electrification and Sustainable Energy | Analog Devices
“Removing the wire harness in wBMS opens up a ton of possibilities that simply weren’t available with the prior constraints of a battery harness. For example, removing the harness enables robotic assembly and disassembly of battery packs, improving efficiency in transitioning batteries into second-life applications.”
General Manager, E-Mobility | Analog Devices
BATTERY SECOND LIFE: ADDING YEARS TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES
By some estimates, second-life battery applications could add another 6 to 30 useful years to a battery’s life. But ultimately, that lifespan will be determined by how well the battery was treated during its primary use. To that end, wireless battery management systems (wBMS) technology has other important benefits given its ability to collect battery data in a contactless way across the battery’s lifecycle. This valuable data can be consolidated in the cloud and tied back to the battery’s secure identity.
“For EVs, the central element is, of course, the battery. Battery management systems (BMS) are critical to maximizing battery reliability and lifetime to ease EV adoption barriers. The better the BMS accuracy, the better you can understand the state of the battery cell, the more capacity you can extract out of it … the more reliable the battery pack will operate.”
General Manager, Battery Management Systems | Analog Devices