Intelligent and flexible system for the use of second-life batteries in municipal charging infrastructure.

Project name: Intelligent and flexible system for the use of second-life batteries in municipal charging infrastructure
Project duration:
01.09.2021 – 31.08.2024
Funding ID: 01MV21006
Location: Germany 
Project sponsor: DLR Projekträger
Project leader: PEM Motion
Grantor: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action


Objective 1

Development of a stationary storage system from second-life battery packs using a modular approach

Objective 2

Construction of two prototypes and integration into the infrastructure of two pilot municipalities covering common use cases of German municipalities

Objective 3

Development of a Trusted Platform to enable access of energy storages operators to second-life systems which are provided by OEMs, who in turn receive information about the performance of their systems in a second-life application


Identifying the Project’s Challenge

Have you noticed more and more electric cars on the streets of Europe? These cars often use special batteries to power them, but when these batteries can only hold 80% of their original charge, they are usually discarded. This creates a lot of waste and goes against the principles of the circular economy, which seeks to minimize waste and keep materials in use for as long as possible. At the same time, we need more ways to store renewable energy to transition towards a more sustainable energy system, which is a key part of the EU Green Deal. 

PEM Motion’s Approach

That’s where the Fluxlicon project comes in: We are developing a new type of energy storage system that uses second-hand batteries from electric cars that still have a lot of life left in them. We are currently facing two main challenges:

First, we need to prove that this new system is just as safe and reliable as other energy storage systems that use new batteries. Secondly, we must ensure that the system is durable and can adapt to different needs and use cases. 

What Has Been Achieved So Far?

To overcome these challenges, PEM Motion is coordinating the Fluxlicon project, bringing together experts to develop this new energy storage container. With our technical knowledge and experience, we can help make sure that the Fluxlicon system is a success and can help contribute to the sustainability of our energy systems.  

in collaboration with


Contact Us

Dr. Markus Gehring

Project Manager: Battery & Sustainability


PEM Motion Seminar at the
11th Electric Vehicle Production Days

System Development in the Automotive Context

Date: October 27th, 2023
Language: German

PEM LV Battery Module

General Specifications

+Wide range of parallel cells configurable

+Welding method: Spot welding

+Projected nickel design

+Customized nickel tab

+Manufacturing partners in Mexico, Germany, Poland and China

+Short time to market

+Individual packaging can be designed

+Advanced interconnect by terminal connection


+Designed with certified cells according to:

+IEC 62133
+UL 2580

Personalized configuration