The project aims to improve performance, lifetime and total cost of ownership of batteries for EVs by the simultaneous development of high-performing and durable cells, reliable lifetime prediction, understanding ageing phenomena and assessment of second life in renewable energy applications.

Specific project objectives are:

  • A competitive European industrial cell production;
  • Standardised methodology for battery life testing;
  • Methodology for lifetime prediction;
  • Thorough understanding of ageing and degradation through combination of tests, models and prediction focused in one system;
  • Effect of variability on second life use;
  • Cost reductions via:
    1. Better understanding of ageing – optimisation of battery size and specifications.
    2. Better materials resistant to ageing.
    3. Higher residual value through second life application understanding.
    4. Reliable diagnosis of cells State-of-Health (SoH).