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Prosperkolleg and SBRS diving into fast chargers’ potential circular economy

Written by Kfir Kedem – November 16, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Electrification doesn’t only mean putting battery-powered vehicles on the road. It also means taking care of their infrastructure and ensuring the possibility of charging. This is supposed to help make the automotive ecosystem more sustainable, but what happens when a charger would no longer be needed?

Prosperkolleg has been researching this topic with SBRS. Prosperkolleg is an organization that researches the opportunities of circular economies and SBRS provides charging solutions. The investigation showed that after disassembling fast chargers, 25% of the components were available for reuse. This result is helping SBRS with future designs and decisions on how to make the chargers more available for a circular economy system.

Auto Trendy’s take:

It has to be remembered that everything that is made to be sustainable, still needs to be designed and manufactured. These are processes that also cause emissions and need to be optimized where possible. Such research would not only make SBRS more sustainable but would also help reduce costs as the company would be able to reuse its old parts when building new systems.

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