They Not Only Live Once – Towards Product-Service Systems for Repurposed Electric Vehicle Batteries

Bräuer Sebastian


Zusammenfassung
Today, two central issues interfere with a widespread use of electric vehicles (EVs): a limited convenience in terms of range and refueling as well as high costs. The expensive battery technology causes the better part of these costs. However, after about 8 to 10 years of operation and 120.000 driven kilometers, battery degradation leads to a reduced range and decreased acceleration. The battery should then be replaced. Repurposing and further using these batteries in less demanding applications forms a new source of income and might lower the costs of EVs. Despite suggestions for second life applications, the establishment of mature business models is still a long way off. One cause lies in the customers' uncertainty concerning the quality of repurposed electric vehicle batteries (EVBs). In this work, we suggest the design of product-service systems (PSS) to counter this uncertainty. We perform a literature review to identify central activities, actors, as well as challenges that shape an EVB's life cycle. Focusing on challenges that affect the customers' perception of an EVB's quality, we suggest examples for services and further PSS building blocks to address these challenges.

Schlüsselwörter
Electric Vehicle Batteries; Repurposing; Second Life; Product-Service Systems;EOL-IS



Publikationstyp
Aufsatz (Konferenz)

Begutachtet
Ja

Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht

Jahr
2016

Konferenz
Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2016

Konferenzort
Ilmenau

Buchtitel
Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2016

Herausgeber
Nissen Volker, Stelzer Dirk, Straßburger Steffen, Fischer Daniel

Erste Seite
1299

Letzte Seite
1310

Verlag
Universitätsverlag Ilmenau

Ort
Ilmenau

Sprache
Englisch

ISBN
978-3-86360-132-4

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