Battery Second-Use Repurposing Cost Calculator

For plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), use NREL's battery second-use (B2U) calculator to explore the effects of different repurposing strategies and assumptions on economics. Free to download.

B2U Repurposing Cost Calculator

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B2U strategies involve repurposing one single battery: first in an automotive application, and then if appropriate, in a secondary market.

NREL research has revealed the second use of PEV batteries is both viable and valuable. As a result, B2U could become an important part of both the automotive and electricity industries, helping to overcome lithium-ion battery cost barriers.