Expected Achievements

The high cost of Li-ion batteries is a major barrier for the accelerated development and market penetration of EV. BATTERIES2020 project takes several steps to increase lifetime and energy density of large format Li-ion batteries towards competitive life, safety, cost and performance.

BATTERIES2020 pursues several strategies in order to ensure the economic and technological viability of the project outcomes, namely: 1) the development of cost-effective chemistries; 2) Deep understanding of EV lifetime performance in order to obtain optimised control strategies that will enhance battery durability and allow adjustments in battery size and 3) recovering a fraction of the battery’s cost via reuse in second life applications (increase of battery residual value).