The company underscores the necessity of updating the backup supply to incorporate technologies with greater autonomy and lifespan in low and medium-scale applications. In an effort to enhance the circular economy of lightweight batteries, an agreement has been reached with Ondyne to include E-bike UPS Battery in the extended backup battery offering, with production set to commence in early 2024.
Amid challenges posed by the new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) law, this solution for light consumption backup was developed in collaboration with input from the distributing company, which outlined the pertinent features expected from a storage solution to ensure its commercial viability. Six months into this collaboration, a distribution chain is solidifying for this innovative product.
Regarding the initiative, Ondyne’s General Manager, Cristián Contreras, asserts that they are convinced second-life batteries will play an increasingly relevant role in the energy backup market. “This project arises precisely from that vision—identifying customers where second-life batteries are a better solution, both technically and economically, as well as in terms of convenience and appearance,” he affirms. Contreras anticipates, “And while the ebike UPS battery is the first, we have already identified other needs where we can enhance the offering through second-life technology