This IDC Energy Insights report explores the concept of repurposing electric vehicle batteries for stationary applications. The repurposing of electric vehicle batteries offers an opportunity for future buyers and current owners to get value from the devices after they've left the vehicle. IDC Energy Insights predicts that the batteries will be available for between $50 and $150 per kWh by 2020.
"It will be another decade before the batteries start coming out of cars," says IDC Energy Insights Research Manager Sam Jaffe. "However, it's imperative that the car manufacturers design second-life into the batteries now in order to realize the residual value today."