Electric Vehicle Technology
April 19, 2022

Helping Give Electric Vehicle Batteries a Second Life

Engineer Testing EV Battery

As electric vehicle batteries near the end of their initial service life, they begin to lose power. However, these batteries often have close to 70-80% of usable energy capacity when they are removed from vehicles. In order to prevent these usable batteries from adding to the accumulation of e-waste, UL Standards & Engagement developed ANSI/CAN/UL 1974, the Standard for Evaluation for Repurposing or Remanufacturing Batteries, a standard that provides requirements for the sorting and grading process of batteries that are intended for repurposing.

Though used EV batteries may not be suitable for electric vehicle propulsion at 70-80% capacity, they can be repurposed in applications that do not require as much power, such as stationary energy storage systems. Click below to read how UL 1974 helps drive this sustainability initiative through requirements for aspects of the repurposing and remanufacturing process.

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