Second Life as a leverage to refinance the transition?

The smarter E Podcast Episode 96 | June 16, 2022 | Language: English

The switch to electrifying transport, logistics, mobility as such comes with a big price tag because it's just such a systemic switch. If you, for example, are a bus fleet operator in a city, those buses actually cost almost double than a diesel bus. Of course, there's a lot of subsidies, but it is a steep price tag for a fleet operator. Taking the battery after its first use case and using it for a second life use case scenario can actually refund some of that original cost. That is, if that battery in the bus has been used properly and is still usable for a second life use case. What can we do with a battery after having been in a bus for a couple of years? What needs to be done to really use batteries properly? And what role does monitoring play in this? Claudius Jehle, CEO of volytica diagnostics, reveals this and more.


  • 4.30: Why is it so important to bringing Second Life into place?
  • 8.51: About the relevance of monitoring and diagnostic of batteries
  • 19.59: About diagnosis using Algorithms, i.e. based on artificial intelligence. How does that work?

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About Claudius Jehle & volytica:

volytica diagnostics is a German battery diagnostics service provider that combines its expertise in comprehensive battery diagnostics, cloud computing and remote desktop monitoring. volytica collects and processes data from batteries in electric vehicles without the need for an additional sensor. Backed by extensive research experience of more than 10 years and three years of successful operations to date, volytica has developed a technology that enables in-field data acquisition for further battery development towards the green energy transition.

Jehle has been CEO of volytica since 2019. Previously, he was "Group Manager Energy Storage Diagnosis" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI for five years.

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