The project scope:
betteries has been selected to provide its swappable 48V 2nd life betterPacks as part of the SOLUTIONSplus global platform, powering various e-mobility projects in Hanoi (Vietnam), Pasig (Philippines), and Lalitpur/Kathmandu (Nepal). As the betterPack is connected, modular, mobile and multi-purpose, the same battery can be used to power the electric drive of a small electric vehicle (EV) as well as provide intermittent battery storage capacity for e-bike charging hubs.
These projects will demonstrate how to decarbonize mobility and provide an even stronger benefit linked to the circular economy. EV batteries are typically released from their first life in the electric vehicle after 8 years. At this point, they still hold 70-80% of their original capacity and are way too valuable to be directly recycled. betteries gives these EV batteries a second productive life thus reducing the carbon footprint of batteries by sharing the CO2 emissions of the manufacturing step over a much longer battery life. In addition, using 2nd life batteries also reduces mineral extraction thereby preventing the further depletion of the Earth’s minerals and avoiding energy- and emission-intensive mining and material processing.
SOLUTIONSplus brings together highly committed cities, industry, research, implementing organizations, and finance partners and establishes a global platform for shared, public and commercial e-mobility solutions to kick start the transition towards low-carbon urban mobility.
The project encompasses city-level demonstrations to test different types of innovative and integrated e-mobility solutions, complemented by a comprehensive toolbox, capacity development and replication activities.
betteries upcycles 2nd life electric vehicle (EV) batteries to accelerate the transition to renewables and is well-positioned to deliver scalable CO2 savings and protect scarce battery resources. The business model embraces circular economy principles by ensuring recycling at the end of the 2nd life and significantly lowers the cost for customers through the battery-as-a-service offering.