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Repairability of High-Voltage Electric Vehicle Batteries

With the rise of electric vehicles (EVs) the number of accidents, with at least one high-voltage vehicle involved, is increasing as well. As a result the question of reparability is coming into the spotlight.

 

On one hand repairability is strongly influencing the sustainability of the technology, on the other hand it is driving cost of ownership and therefore attractiveness of buying EVs. 

To address those challenges the Allianz Center for Technology (AZT) has created this position paper

Based on our claims experience, we give recommendations on how to avoid expensive damages, e.g. by better protecting the high-voltage-battery against underside damage.  

Second, in case of a damage, we line out how to improve repairability, for example by adjusting the battery design or improving access to battery data. 

  

We hope this paper starts the discussion on the topic and as a result leads to more sustainable claims repair.