BATTERIES 2020 – A Joint European Effort towards European Competitive Automotive Batteries

Jean-Marc Timmermans, Noshin Omar, Joeri Van Mierlo

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The Integrated Project “Batteries 2020” unites 9 European partners jointly working on the research and development of European competitive automotive batteries. The project aims at increasing lifetime and energy density of large format high-energy lithium-ion batteries towards the goals targeted for automotive batteries. Three parallel strategies will be followed in order to achieve those targets: (i) Highly focused materials development; two improved generations of NMC materials will allow the performance, stability and cyclability of state of the art cells to be improved. (ii) Understanding ageing phenomena; a realistic approach will be carried out towards the development of a robust testing methodology which will be improved in several steps. Combined accelerated, real tests, real field data, post-mortem, modeling and validation with real driving profiles will provide a thorough understanding of degradation processes. (iii) Reduction of battery cost; a way to reduce costs, increase battery residual value and improve sustainability is to consider second life uses of batteries used in EV. These batteries are still operational and suitable to less restrictive conditions, such as those for stationary and renewable energy sectors. Therefore, possible opportunities will be assessed. An overview of the standardization testing protocols and results from cell characterization and first life ageing with data from over 240 cells will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Electric Vehicle Symposium
Place of PublicationGoyang, Korea
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2015
EventElectric Vehicle Symposium, EVS 28 - Goyang, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 3 May 20156 May 2015


ConferenceElectric Vehicle Symposium, EVS 28
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • Batteries
  • energy storage
  • Lithium-ion
  • NMC
  • testing
  • ageing


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